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Yemeni Huthi Drone Attack On Saudi Airport Sets Plane Ablaze

The attack left a civilian plane ablaze at a Saudi airport. (Representational)Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: A drone strike launched by Yemen's Iran-backed Huthis on Wednesday left a civilian plane ablaze at a Saudi airport, drawing warnings from the United States days after it moved to delist the rebels as terrorists.Saudi authorities did not immediately report any casualties from the attack, claimed by the Huthis, the latest in a series of rebel assaults on the kingdom despite a renewed American push to de-escalate Yemen's six-year conflict.Pictures released by state media showed a blackened gash on the side of a passenger jet after the attack, which occurred on the same day the new US special envoy for Yemen Timothy Lenderking met Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan in Riyadh for ...