EOS Alerts 9-7-2019
Saudi Arabia: Houthi Rebels Targeting Saudi Airports on Near Daily Basis
On 8 July, the Houthis reported that they had conducted weaponised Qasef-2k drone attacks against Saudi military targets in Asir region, including at Abha International Airport (OEAB/AHB) and the Tehama Electricity Station/Power Plant. The Saudi coalition later confirmed that they thwarted a Yemeni Houthi rebel military-grade weaponised drone attack over the southwest province of Asir, stating “The drone has not achieved its targets.” No further information concerning the precise locations that the drones were targeting was given.
Houthi forces are expected to continue to fire missiles, rockets and drones towards targets in Saudi Arabia. Although successful launches are rare, defence systems should never be viewed as completely reliable due to possible technical faults and the potential for human error. Avoid travelling within 50 miles of the Saudi-Yemen border, including to the cities of Jizan and Najran and Asir.