Saudi forces intercept two more Houthi drones

A picture taken on June 13 shows a worker inspecting the damage at Abha airport, one day after a Yemeni rebel missile attack on the civil airport, wounding 26 civilians. — AFP

RIYADH — Saudi air defense forces intercepted two explosives-laden Yemeni rebel drones, one of which targeted a southern city that has repeatedly come under attack over the past week, Arab Coalition said early Tuesday.

One of the drones targeted a civilian area in Abha city and the second was shot down over near the southern border after it was launched towards the Kingdom, the Coalition said in a statement.

The Coalition reported no casualties from the attacks late Monday.

Last Wednesday, the Coalition said a rebel missile attack on Abha airport left 26 civilians wounded, drawing promises of "stern action" from the military alliance.

Human Rights Watch denounced Wednesday's strike as an apparent "war crime", asking the Houthis to immediately stop all attacks on civilian infrastructure in Saudi Arabia. — Agencies