Yemen Launches Fresh Drone Attack on Saudi Arabia’s King Khalid Airbase
- April, 08, 2021 - 13:34
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces reported a new retaliatory drone strike on King Khalid airbase in the southwestern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait.
Early on Thursday, Brigadier General Yahya Saree said a Qasef-2K was used in the attack, adding that the raid was accurate, legitimate and a natural response to the Saudi aggression and siege of Yemen.
Saudi state TV, however, claimed that the Saudi-led coalition had intercepted the explosives-laden drone fired from Yemen in the direction of Khamis Mushait.
In a separate development on Wednesday, the Doha-based Al Jazeera news channel reported that a senior commander of the Saudi-led coalition had been killed in Yemen.
Major General Mohammad al-Harmali died in clashes with Yemeni army soldiers and allied fighters from Popular Committees in the central province of Ma’rib, according to the report.
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.