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Houthis using drones to intensify missile attacks on Saudi

Saudi and its allies, with support from the United States, have been at war in Yemen since March 2015.

Last Wednesday, Al-Masirah TV said the Houthis used a Qasef-1 drone to disrupt air traffic at Abha airport, targeting a Saudi Aramco facility in Jizan.

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Moreover, a day later on Thursday Saudi’s air defences yet again intercepted a missile fired by Yemeni rebels at the same city.

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They keep shooting

On April 3rd, Arab News reported that Houthi rebels attacked a Saudi oil tanker in the Red Sea, causing “minor damage” to the ship.

A week ago, Saudi air defence forces said they shot down a missile fired by the Houthis at the Aramco refinery in Jizan.

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In addition to the drone attack on Wednesday, Saudi intercepted a ballistic missile over Riyadh.

The Houthis said in a statement the attack on Riyadh was directed at the defence ministry.

Saudi is accusing Iran

The Washington Post recently reported that Riyadh has repeatedly accused Tehran of providing the missiles, and threatened retaliation against the country.

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Evidence documented by the Conflict Armament Research group (CAR), said: “The Qasef-1 drone appears to be Iranian-manufactured and has been supplied in batches to Houthi forces in Yemen.”