Yemen Carries Out New Drone Strike on Saudi Air Base

Yemen Carries Out New Drone Strike on Saudi Air Base

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Yemeni forces have launched another drone attack on an air base in southern Saudi Arabia, a military spokesman said.

Yemen’s army spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said on Tuesday night that his country’s military forces have once again launched a drone attack on King Khalid Airbase in Saudi Arabia’s southern town of Khamis Mushait, al-Masirah TV reported.

The aerial strike has been carried out with two Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) combat drones, the general noted.

He said the attack was launched in response to the continuation of the Saudi military strikes and the blockade imposed on Yemen.

Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, chiefly the United Arab Emirates (UAE), launched a war against Yemen in March 2015 to restore the government of fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who resigned in 2014 and then flee to Riyadh.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the war has killed almost a quarter of a million Yemenis, caused outbreaks of disease, turned Yemen into the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and brought the poor Arab country to the verge of famine.

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