Yemeni Forces Conduct Another Retaliatory Drone Attack on Saudi Airbases
- April, 09, 2021 - 12:42
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces has reported a new retaliatory drone attack on King Khalid airbase in the southwestern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait, as well as Jizan Airport.
The Air Force of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees have carried out drone attacks against Jizan Airport in Saudi Arabia with a number of drones.
Brigadier General Yahya Saree stated in a tweet on Friday a Qasef-2K was used in the attack, the raid was accurate and the designated target has been hit with high precision, adding that the attack was legitimate and a natural response to the continuing Saudi aggression and siege of Yemen, Yemeni Al Masirah News reported.
Also on Thursday, Brigadier General Yahya Saree said another Qasef-2K was used in the attack on King Khalid airbase in the southwestern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait.
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 recent months, Yemen's Air Force has increased its retaliatory attacks on Saudi Arabia, stating that the strikes will continue as long as Riyadh maintains its airstrikes and blockade.
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.