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Saudi: Plane catches fire after Houthis attacks Abha airport

A passenger plane caught fire on Wednesday at the Abha International Airport in a terrorist attack launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported, citing a statement from the Arab Coalition.

In the statement, the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen said that the fire was under control.

Calling the attack on the airport a war crime, the coalition vowed to thwart such attacks.

“We are taking all necessary measures to protect civilians from the threats of the Houthis,” the statement read.

The initial reports offered no word on any possible casualties from the attack. Saudi officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday.

‘A cowardly criminal terrorist attack launched against Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia by the Huthi militia,’ state-run Al-Ekhbariya television cited the coalition as saying. 

‘A fire that engulfed a passenger plane due to the Huthi attack on Abha Airport is under control,’ it added. 

The Abha airport, close to the Yemeni border, has been repeatedly targeted in Houthi missile and drone attacks. 


Daily Mail

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