Houthi rebels have stepped up drone attacks on Saudi cities in the past two weeks [File: Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters]

Yemen’s Houthi movement launched a drone attack on military hangars in Saudi Arabia‘s Jizan airport near the Yemeni border, the group’s Masirah TV reported on Sunday.

There was no immediate confirmation from Saudi authorities or from a Saudi-Emirati-led coalition that has been battling the Houthis in Yemen since March 2015.

The Houthis, who overthrew the Saudi-backed internationally recognised government from power in the Yemeni capital Sanaa in late 2014, have stepped up missile and drone attacks on Saudi cities in the past two weeks.

Last Thursday, the rebel group said they had targeted the airport in the Saudi Arabian city of Najran with a drone strike.

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