Yemeni rebel attack on civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia

A Yemeni rebel attack on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia killed a Syrian national and wounded 21 civilians. The attack on Abha airport comes amid tensions with Iran. It left a eatery outlet at the attack site littered with shattered glass and damaged 18 vehicles.

The latest raids come amid spiralling regional tensions after Washington a key ally of Riyadh accused Iran of shooting down a US drone and carrying out attacks on oil tankers in the strategic Gulf of Oman.

Human Rights Watch denounced the strike as an apparent war crime urging the Houthis to immediately stop all attacks on civilian infrastructure in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK and US, in a joint statement published on Saudi state media voiced alarm over escalating regional tensions and the dangers posed by Iranian destabilising activity.

The Hindu

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