Incident Summary:

08/25/2019: Assailants launched ballistic missiles and an explosives-laden drone targeting the Jazan airport in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. The projectiles were intercepted by Saudi air defense forces. No casualties were reported in the attack. Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) claimed responsibility for the incident.



Saudi Arabia

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Jazan Airport
Specific Description Airport
Nationality of Target Saudi Arabia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
Six Badr-1 ballistic missiles and a remote-controlled explosives-laden drone was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Coalition forces intercept 2 drones, one targeting Saudi Arabia's Khamis Mushayt," Arab News, August 27, 2019.
"Coalition destroys missiles fired by Houthis at Saudi Arabia - spokesman," Reuters Africa, August 25, 2019.
"Saudi intercepts six Yemen rebel missiles: coalition,", August 26, 2019.