Early on December 19, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had intercepted three suicide drones over the southern Saudi province of ‘Asir.
The first drone was on its way to attack the city of Khamis Mushait, while the second and third drones were heading towards Abha International Airport.
In a statement shared by the Saudi Press Agency, the Saudi-led coalition claimed that the drones were launched from the international airport of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, by the Houthis (Ansar Allah).
“The drones were launched from Sanaa airport, which has become a focal point for cross-border attacks,” he statements reads.
The Houthis have not commented on the Saudi-led coalition claims, yet. The group doesn’t announce all of its attacks on Saudi Arabia.
On December 15, the Houthis launched five ballistic missiles at King Khalid Air Base and “vital” positions in Saudi Arabia’s southern region. The attack resulted in material losses. However, no casualties were reported.
The new drone attack on ‘Asir was likely a response by the Houthis to the Saudi-led coalition unprecedented bombing campaign on Yemen. The coalition claims that its warplanes are targeting the Houthis’ offensive capabilities. However, the recent drone and missile attacks on the Kingdom raise some serious doubts about these claims.