Houthis strike Saudi airport in combined rocket and drone attack

The Houthis struck on September 5 an airport and a key airbase in Saudi Arabia’s southern region with artillery rockets and suicide drones.

A spokesman for the Yemeni group, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, said that several Badir-1 artillery rockets were fired at Najran Regional Airport. The spokesman claimed that the rockets targeted many military installations in the airport, including warplanes’ shelters.

“The missiles’ strikes, thanks to God, were precise and placed the airport out of service,” Brig. Gen. Sari said.

The second attack, that was carried out with several Qasef-2K suicide unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), targeted King Khalid Air Base. Brig. Gen. Sari claimed that the attack was successful, without providing any additional information.

There was no immediate comment from the Saudi-led coalition on the Houthis’ claims. Usually, the coalition doesn’t comment on successful attacks.

These rockets and drones strikes on Najran Regional Airport and King Khalid Air Base demonstrate the Houthis’ ability to carry out coordinated attacks on sensitive targets deep inside Saudi Arabi