Saudi Arabia, nominally the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a Middle Eastern republic in Western Asia. With a territory of roughly 830,000 square miles, it is the third-largest country entirely in Asia, the second-largest of the Islamic countries, and the largest in Western Asia. The Red Sea borders it on the west, Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait on the north, the Persian Gulf, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates on the east, and Yemen on the southeast, which nowadays is known for its crude oil and coffee, and Oman, which is famous for its ancient aflaj oases irrigation system.
According to sources, twelve people were badly hurt and injured by falling debris on February 10, 2022, Thursday when the Saudi military blew up a Yemen terrorist drone targeting Abha international airport right across the Saudi border. Bits of the drone collapsed to the ground after it was caught above Abha International Airport, which had previously been targeted by rebel forces in similar attacks. Several domestic airports in the kingdom are connected to Abha international airport. It also offers international flights to different countries.
In a tweet, the Houthis accepted responsibility for the incident, claiming they attacked an airport "used only for military intervention against Yemen" and advising civilians to "stay away" from such spots and locations. Since 2015, drone airstrikes against Saudi facilities such as airports and oil stations have been carried out by Iran-backed terrorists battling and opposing a Saudi-led army. For the first time in recent months, they have targeted another group member, the United Arab Emirates, with fatal cross-border strikes, following several military losses at the hands of UAE-trained pro-government soldiers.
The Houthis are fighting "for each and everything that almost all Yemenis want to have control over, like: government roles and responsibilities; an end to crime and corruption; regular services; fair oil, gas, and fuel pricing; various job opportunities for all the ordinary and common people who actually want a job; and an end to Western intervention in every way."
According to the UN, the Yemen war had killed 377,000 people as of the end of 2021, both directly and indirectly through starvation and illness, with children accounting for 70% of those killed.
The Saudi Arab Press Agency issued a tweet. "We will implement thorough control and precautionary countermeasures to respond to the harm caused to citizens at airports and other travellers," the Saudi Arabian officials stated.
According to the SPA, "12 citizens of various nationalities" were seriously hurt when the drone was detected and destroyed by the Saudi military force. Citizens from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and the Philippines were among the wounded.
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