Earlier this week, the Houthis launched wide operations using drones targeting Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed they hit a power station in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan province with a cruise missile, Reuters reported Wednesday citing Al Masirah TV.
There is no confirmation of the attack from Riyadh.
Earlier this week, the Saudi-led Coalition said its air defence system intercepted two Houthi drones, one of which was targeting a residential area in the southern city of Abha.
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The Houthis carried out two attacks on positions of the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies in the area of al-Majaza al-Gharbiyah in the Kingdom’s southern province of ‘Asir on June 17 and 18.
In the first attack, the Houthis destroyed six armored vehicles and pick-up trucks of the coalition with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and rocket-propelled grenades.
Another five armored vehicles were destroyed in the second attack. Houthi fighters also captured loads of weapons, which had been left behind by coalition forces.
Saudi warplanes and attack helicopters carried out several airstrikes on Houthi positions in southern ‘Asir in an attempt to repel the attacks. However, the airstrikes were not effective.
The Houthis stepped up their attacks in the Kingdom’s southern part in the last few months proving that their military presence in the region is stronger than ever. The Saudi-led coalition suffered from heavy loses as a result of these attacks.