Yemen Launches Drone Attacks on Saudi Airbase in Asir

Yemen Launches Drone Attacks on Saudi Airbase in Asir

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The forces of Yemen’s army and Popular Committees launched drone strikes against a Saudi airfield in the kingdom’s southwestern region of Asir on Tuesday, inflicting casualties on the enemy forces, local reports said.

Several Yemeni unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) attacked King Khalid airbase near Khamis Mushait in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the Arabic-language al-Masirah TV reported.

A military source at the Yemeni air force said the attacks were carried out by Yemen’s homegrown drones dubbed “Qasif K-2”.

On Monday, the Yemeni forces had targeted and hit Saudi drone bunkers and stations in the southwestern province of Jizan.  

Yemeni air force and air defense units, backed by fighters from Ansarullah movement, have repeatedly hit Saudi and Emirati vital facilities in retaliation for their ongoing aggression against the impoverished Arab country.

Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than four years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.

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.

Official UN figures say that more than 15,000 people have been killed in Yemen since the Saudi-led bombing campaign began.

The Saudi war has impacted over seven million children in Yemen who now face a serious threat of famine, according to UNICEF figures. Over 6,000 children have either been killed or sustained serious injuries since 2015, UN children’s agency said. The humanitarian situation in the country has also been exacerbated by outbreaks of cholera, polio, and measles.

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