The Houthi group said that its air force targeted the Saudi Abha International Airport for the fifth time this month, while Riyadh announced that it had thwarted an air attack by the Houthis.

The Houthi military spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said that a "Samad 3" drone bombed, on Thursday, what he described as an important military target at Abha airport (south of the kingdom), adding that it hit the target accurately.

Saree added that this bombing comes in response to the air escalation of the Saudi-Emirati coalition, and its continued siege of the Yemeni people, as he put it.

On the other hand, Saudi Arabia announced that its air defenses were able to intercept and destroy a drone launched by the Houthis against civilian targets in the Khamis Mushayt region (south of the Kingdom).

In a brief statement published by the Saudi Press Agency, coalition spokesman Turki Al-Maliki said that the new Houthi attack was targeting civilian sites and civilians.

In the news that I reported about the new operation in which the "Sumad 3" plane was used, the Al-Masirah channel - affiliated with the Houthi group - reviewed the previous attacks that targeted Abha airport this month, in addition to the air and missile attack that the Houthis said targeted an important military site in the Saudi capital. Riyadh.

A few days ago, the Saudi-Emirati coalition launched several raids on military sites in and around Sanaa.