Saudi air defenses destroy Houthi drone targeting Najran airport

 The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces destroyed a bomb-laden drone launched by the Houthis towards Najran airport. (File/AFP)
Updated 23 May 2019

Saudi air defenses destroy Houthi drone targeting Najran airport

  • Al-Maliki said the Houthis “attacked a civilian airport” and warned of a “response”
  • On Monday, the forces also intercepted and destroyed two missiles launched by the Houthis targeting Makkah and Jeddah

RIYADH: The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces destroyed a bomb-laden drone launched by the Houthis towards Najran airport, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday. 

Arab coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the drone was intercepted and destroyed at 1.46 p.m. on Thursday. 

Al-Maliki said the Houthis “attacked a civilian airport” and warned of a “response”.

On Monday, the forces also intercepted two missiles over Makkah province, which were launched by the Houthis. Reports said the missiles were aimed at Makkah and Jeddah.

Houthi militants also tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab coalition said on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 


Jazan governor inaugurates development projects in Bisha

Updated 24 October 2020

Jazan governor inaugurates development projects in Bisha

BISHA: Jazan Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Nasser bin Abdul Aziz visited Bisha governorate on Saturday as part of his inspection tour around the region.

During the tour, Prince Mohammed inaugurated several development and service projects implemented at the initiative of Saudi Aramco in the northern corniche of Bisha Beach, in addition to numerous municipal projects, roads and social development works in the governorate that amounted to more than SR41 million ($11 million), the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The projects included the Border Guards sector command building in Bisha, the fishermen’s marina and the tourist beach on the northern corniche of the governorate that is 107 km long.

Other projects include the eastern ring belt project in the governorate, several roads linking the main roads in Bisha, municipal projects such as asphalting, lighting, humanization projects, municipal investments and social development projects supporting fishermen in the governorate.

The governor stressed the importance of inaugurated projects such as the North Corniche Tourist Beach as they will increase developmental and tourist services for the region.

Prince Mohammed reviewed the most important projects underway in the governorate, including basic and transformational industries in the city of Jazan and an oil refinery that has begun its trial operation.