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13:30  12 june  2019
13:30  12 june  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

Cheap drones are changing the calculus of war in Yemen

Cheap drones are changing the calculus of war in Yemen Cheaper and deadlier than ever, drones are now taking off around the clock in Yemen, as Houthi rebels step up their drone campaign in their fight against the Saudi-backed coalition.

Yemen 's Houthi rebels said on Sunday they carried out drone attacks on a military airport in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi SPA news agency, meanwhile, said a soldier was killed in Jizan near border with Yemen , but without providing details about the circumstances of his death.

Yemeni TV channel Al-Masirah TV reported earlier on Wednesday that Houthi rebels carried out an attack on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia with a The Saudi -led coalition confirmed on Wednesday that 26 people were injured as a result of the missile attack carried out by the Houthis, the state-run

Yemen Rebels Attack Saudi Airport, Wounding 26 People© Photographer: RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP Saudi flag

(Bloomberg) -- A missile fired by Iranian-backed Yemeni rebels hit a Saudi airport on Wednesday, wounding 26 people and ratcheting up tensions in the Gulf just as international efforts to avert escalation get underway.

The projectile hit the arrival section at Abha International airport in the southwest of the country, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported, citing the spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition that’s fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Yemen’s Houthis said earlier in the day that they had targeted Abha airport with cruise missiles. A spokesman for the Houthi forces, Yahia Saree, said the missile struck the airport’s watchtower, according to rebel-held Saba news agency.

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Yemen 's Houthi rebels launch ballistic missile attack on Saudi Washington Post-16 hours ago View all Saudi Arabia says 1 person killed, 2 0 Shares. Email · Saudi Arabia says 1 person killed, 2 wounded in ballistic missile attack on kingdom's Story image for SAUDI ARABIA MISSILE from

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Yemen 's Shiite rebels fired a barrage of ballistic missiles targeting Saudi Arabia late Sunday on the third anniversary of a kingdom-led war in Yemen , with fragments of one missile over Riyadh killing one person and wounding two. The casualties were the first in Saudi

Gulf frictions have spiked since the U.S. stopped granting waivers to buyers of Iranian oil early in May, tightening sanctions slapped on the Islamic Republic after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the 2015 nuclear deal a year ago.

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Yemen’s Houthis hit Saudi pumping stations in Yanbu last month, forcing the oil-exporter to temporarily shut a key oil pipeline. That attack, like many launched from Yemen, used drones. The Houthis have also regularly lobbed rockets toward the Saudi capital, Riyadh, but have tended to do only minimal damage.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dana Khraiche in Beirut at [email protected]

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Lin Noueihed at [email protected], Amy Teibel

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