Abha


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Abha

 

city in southwestern Saudi Arabia, administrative center of Asir Province. Population, approximately 25,000. Abha is a caravan route junction and the center of an agricultural region which grows wheat, sorghum, dates, coffee, and rice; there is also animal breeding.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Houthi military spokesman Yahya Sarea was quoted in a statement as saying that they carried out two attacks on the control tower of Abha airport, using bomb-laden drones, Xinhua news agency reported.
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On Thursday, drones operated by the Yemeni resistance forces once again targeted aircraft hangars in Saudi Arabia's Abha and Jizan airports and other military positions inside the airports, which have become a regular target for Yemen's retaliatory attacks, Yemeni News reported.
On June 12, a Houthi missile attack on Abha airport wounded 26 civilians, drawing promises of "stern action" from the coalition.
The attack on Abha airport, which the coalition said left a fast food outlet at the site littered with shattered glass and damaged 18 vehicles.
He said that air traffic and airspace at Abha International Airport are operating normally, and there is no delay in flights.
"Five unmanned drone aircraft were launched by Houthi militia towards Abha international airport and the city of Khamis Mushayt on Thursday night, but the Saudi air defence force and air force successfully intercepted and destroyed them," stated Colonel Turki Al Maliki.
Eighteen people were brought for minor injuries at Abha International Airport while another eight were taken to hospital.
Islamabad on Sunday condemned a Houthi drone strike on Saudi city Abha and commended the Kingdom's armed forces for timely intercepting and destroying the drone.
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