Egypt condemns latest Houthi drone attack targeting Saudi Abha Int'l Airport

Ahram Online , Monday 31 Aug 2020

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthis in Yemen announced on Sunday intercepting and downing the drone

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Egypt Foreign Ministry Headquarters

Egypt condemned a booby-trapped drone attack by Iranian-backed Houthi militia in Yemen, which attempted to target Abha International Airport in the southwestern province of Aseer, a statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry on Sunday read.

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthis announced late on Sunday intercepting and downing the drone, which it said targeted passengers at the airport, explaining to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) that thousands of civilian passengers and expatriates of different nationalities use the airport daily.

Following the attack, the coalition affirmed that it would continue to carry out strict measures to deter the Houthi militia.

In its Sunday statement, the foreign ministry affirmed Egypt's support to the government and people of Saudi Arabia in the face of such “terrorist” attacks, as well as Saudi measures taken to preserve the Kingdom’s security and stability."

Houthis in Yemen have launched hundreds of drones and missiles across the border toward Saudi Arabia, aimed at military, economic  and civilian targets including several attacks on Abha International Airport.

Egypt has repeatedly denounced Houthi attacks on the Kingdom.

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