Video Player Close SANAA, April 17 (Xinhua) — Yemen’s Houthi militia said they fired an explosive-laden drone on Saturday toward King Khalid Air Base in the Saudi southwestern city of Khamis Mushait. “The hit was accurate,” Houthi military spokesman Yehya Sarea said in a statement reported by the rebel group’s al-Masirah TV. Saudi Arabia has made no comment on the alleged attack. Cross-border missile and drone attacks by the Iran-backed Houthis have escalated since February when the group began a major offensive against the Saudi-backed Yemeni government army to capture the oil-rich province of Marib in central Yemen. Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014 when the Houthi militia seized control of several northern provinces and forced the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa. The Saudi-led Arab coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict in March 2015 to support Hadi’s government. Enditem
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