Yemen Army Has Database of Saudi Targets: Spokesperson
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The deputy spokesman for Yemen’s army said his country has a ready-made database of various military targets and economic sites inside Saudi Arabia that could be prime targets for Yemeni missiles and drones.
- May, 27, 2018 - 16:46
In an interview with Tasnim, Colonel Aziz Rashid said the Yemeni armed forces have a database of “major economic targets” inside Saudi Arabia, which could come under attack from Yemen’s missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.
The May 26 attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport by Yemeni drones indicates Yemen’s sufficient technical expertise, he said, adding that “strategic and sensitive sites in Saudi Arabia” are within reach of the Yemeni missiles.
“The coming days would witness major confrontations,” Rashid further said.
On Saturday, Yemen’s military drones carried out several airstrikes on Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern province of Asir, forcing the kingdom’s authorities to suspend all flights to and from the airport.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Rashid denied media reports that the Saudi forces and their mercenaries are closing in on Yemen’s western city of al-Hudaydah, saying all invaders will be buried in that port city.
The repetitious claims that Saudi-led forces are approaching Hudaydah is part of a media propaganda campaign launched by Saudi Arabia and the US to keep up the morale of invaders and cover up their failure to conquer Yemen’s west coast, he added.
The spokesman also referred to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates’ move to recruit Sudanese mercenaries in the war on Yemen as the main proof of Riyadh’s inability to seize Yemen’s capital of Sana’a.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Over 14,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.