Saudi state television via AP
An airliner has sustained substantial damage and was briefly engulfed in flames following a drone attack by Houthi rebels at Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi state TV showed the three-year-old plane, operated by flyadeal, with a large hole in its fuselage, apparently caused by a drone. The report said that there had not been any injuries. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack and said that four drones were used.
Saudi state media has reported shooting down a number of hostile drones in recent months.
In September 2019, around 10 drones were used to attack the state-owned Saudi Aramco oil processing facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais in eastern Saudi Arabia, causing massive damage.
Abha regional airport is about 75 miles from Saudi’s border with Yemen.