Map of Saudi Arabia showing Abha

At the least 26 civilians have been injured in a missile assault by Yemen’s insurgent Houthi motion on an airport in south-western Saudi Arabia, state media say.

Three girls and two youngsters had been amongst these harm when the missile struck Abha airport early on Wednesday, a navy spokesman was quoted as saying.

A insurgent supply had earlier claimed that the ability was hit “with precision”.

Saudi Arabia leads a coalition of Arab states backing Yemen’s authorities in its four-year struggle with the Houthis.

Yemen has been devastated by a battle that escalated in March 2015, when the rebels seized management of a lot of the west of the nation and compelled President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee overseas.

Alarmed by the rise of a bunch they believed to be backed militarily by regional Shia energy Iran, Saudi Arabia and eight different principally Sunni Arab states started an air marketing campaign geared toward restoring Mr Hadi’s authorities.

The UN says not less than 7,000 civilians have been killed and 11,000 injured within the combating, with 65% of the deaths attributed to air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition.