VIDEO: Saudi destroys Houthi drones, Yemeni army advances in Marib - GulfToday

VIDEO: Saudi destroys Houthi drones, Yemeni army advances in Marib


Yemeni pro-government soldiers fire machine guns towards Huothi positions.

Gulf Today Report

A Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen said it destroyed two explosives fired into Saudi Arabia on Sunday afternoon in an attack the Houthis said hit Abha airport in the kingdom's south.

A spokesman for the coalition said the drones had been fired by the Houthis towards civilian targets in Khamis Mushait in southern Saudi Arabia, close to Abha.

A military spokesman for the Iran-aligned Houthi group said two drones launched on Sunday afternoon by its forces had struck Saudi Arabia's Abha airport.

This is the fifth such attack in four days, all of which the Houthis say struck an air field or base in southern Saudi Arabia.

On Wednesday Riyadh said an attack caused a fire in a civilian aircraft at Abha airport.

In Yemen, dozens were killed in overnight clashes in as Huothi rebels intensified attacks to seize the government's last northern stronghold, officials said on Sunday.

Military sources said that the Yemeni army forces had repelled the Houthi militia attack in Marib, confirming the deaths among the militias, whose leaders fled.

The sources stated that the army forces achieved great victories over Houthi militia, regaining all the sites that were controlled by the Houthis, as well as taking control of many new and strategic sites.

Earlier this month, the Huothis resumed an offensive to seize oil-rich Marib, some 120 kilometres east of the capital Sanaa.

The city's loss would be disastrous for Yemen's leadership.

The Huthis have cut off supply lines to a district about 50 kilometres south of the city, with "the goal to lay siege to Marib," one of the sources said.

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