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    Armed men loyal to the Houthi movement hold their weapons as they gather to protest against a Saudi-led coalition air strike that hit a hospital operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres in northern Yemen, in the capital Sanaa August 16, 2016

    Yemeni Houthis Launch Drone Attack on Saudi Abha Airport - Reports

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    The Houthis previously stated they had targeted military facilities in Abha at the end of July, but the Kingdom didn't comment on the incident.

    The Yemeni Houthi movement has said they launched drones against Saudi Arabia's Abha Airport, Reuters reported citing local media. According to the militants, they targeted the fuelling station and the control tower, however, Saudi forces haven't confirmed the attack.

    In recent months, the Houthi movement has repeatedly targeted military and civilian targets across the border in southern Saudi Arabia, while a coalition, led by Riyadh, continues airstrikes against them in Yemen.

    This photograph released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency shows debris on the tarmac of Abha Regional Airport after an attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels in Abha, Saudi Arabia
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    This photograph released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency shows debris on the tarmac of Abha Regional Airport after an attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels in Abha, Saudi Arabia

    The coalition is taking part in a civil war between the Houthis and the government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, based in Aden. Hadi requested Saudi help in 2015, after being ousted from his country by the militants.

    According to the UN, the war in Yemen has caused a huge humanitarian crisis that has claimed the lives of at least 60,000 people.

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