The Houthi group said that it targeted King Khalid Air Base (southern Saudi Arabia), while the Saudi-Emirati coalition confirmed that it had destroyed a Houthi drone that was targeting the Kingdom.

The Houthi military spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said on Tuesday evening that they had targeted sites at the King Khalid base in Khamis Mushait with two drones.

Shortly before that, Saudi media reported on the coalition that its air defenses had intercepted and destroyed an explosive drone launched by the Houthis, on Tuesday, towards the city of Khamis Mushait.

Recently, the coalition announced that it had repelled many Houthi attacks with booby-trapped marches and ballistic missiles on Saudi Arabia, and thwarted other attacks with booby-trapped boats, while the Houthis spoke of bombing military sites and oil installations in the Kingdom.

A previous coalition raid on sites in the vicinity of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa (Reuters)

Air strikes

Meanwhile, Houthi media reported that the Saudi-Emirati coalition aircraft launched 19 raids on Tuesday in the governorates of Marib, Al-Jawf and Saada.

Al-Masirah TV said on its website that 12 airstrikes targeted the districts of Medghal and Sarwah, and 3 other strikes targeted the districts of Jabal Murad and Majzar in Marib (northeastern Yemen).

The same source talked about 6 raids on the Al-Dhahir district, and two strikes on the Shada district in Saada (north of the country).

In Al-Jawf (northern Yemen), coalition aircraft carried out 4 raids on Al-Hazm district, according to Al-Masirah TV.

The new coalition raids coincide with battles between the Houthis and the Yemeni army in several axes in the governorates of Ma'rib and Al-Jawf, as well as in Hajjah near Saada.