Houthi Attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha Airport Injures 26

Arab Coalition: Houthi rocket targets Saudi Abha airport, 26 injured

Arab coalition: 26 injured in Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport

Commenting on Wednesday's missile attack on Abha airport, Al Jazeera's Mohammed al-Attab, reporting from the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, said the incident proved the coalition's goal of destroying Houthi's missile capabilities had failed, allowing the rebels to hit back.

Three women and two children were among 26 people injured in a projectile attack on arrivals hall at Abha International Airport by the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militias early Wednesday morning.

Al Malki added that eight of the wounded were admitted to hospital while a further 18 were released after being treated for minor injuries.

A similar attack with cruise missiles also confirmed the Houthis "have obtained advanced weapons from Iran", the spokesman said, adding Tehran is "supporting and practising cross-border terrorism".

It comes just weeks after the Houthi forces claimed responsibility for sabotaging Saudi oil tankers in the Gulf of Yemen.

This aggression to the airport, which is approximately 125 miles north of the border with Yemen and serves domestic and regional routes, comes just days after Saudi Arabia said it intercepted multiple drones fired by the group targeting Jizan Airport - a small airport for short haul global arrivals and departures to near countries such as Emirates and Egypt.

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This could amount to a war crime.

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