Yemeni Drones Hit Saudi Airports in Retaliatory Attacks
- June, 16, 2019 - 08:39
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Two Saudi airports were targeted by Yemeni drones in retaliation for the kingdom’s continued aggression against the impoverished Arab country.
The “large-scale and measured” drone operations successfully targeted airports in Jizan and Abha regions, al-Masirah TV reported on Saturday citing Houthi officials.
It cited a spokesman of the Yemeni armed forces as saying that the installations targeted in the operation by Qasif K2 drones were now out of service. It said the control rooms in Jizan airport and the fuel station in Abha airport were the main target of the attacks.
The spokesman said that the attacks were in retaliation for Saudi aggression against Yemen and that such attacks will intensify in size and number if Riyadh continued with its bombardment and blockade of the impoverished Yemenis.
Al-Masirah said air traffic monitoring centers at Jizan and Abha airports had confirmed the Saturday attacks.
Saudi media, however, said that a ballistic missile targeting the city of Abha, located to the southwest of Saudi Arabia, had been intercepted.
The Saturday attacks came a day after Saudis bombarded areas in Yemen's capital Sana’a and in the northwestern province of Hajjah.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by a Saudi-led 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.
According to a recent UN report, the combined death toll from the Saudi-led aggression and disease is 233,000, or 0.8 percent of Yemen's 30 million-strong population.