TEHRAN (defapress) – Yemeni drones launched a fresh attack against Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport in retaliation for the regime’s deadly aggression against the Arab country.
News ID: 78334
Publish Date: 10August 2019 - 11:09
According to Al-Masirah TV said on Saturday, citing a military spokesman, the Yemeni drones attacked Abha International Airport on Saturday, suspending flights.
The spokesman added that the drones targeted the fueling station and the control tower at the airport.
On August 5, the Yemeni Air Force carried out extensive operations on two Saudi Airport of Abha and King Khalid Air Base as well as Najran Airport with Qasef-2k attack drones.
The Air Force carried out 60 operations at a rate of two operations every 72 hours during the past three months, targeting enemy headquarters, bases and installations, including 16 operations at Abha airport, 14 operations on Jizan airport, 11 operations on Najran Airport and 9 operations on Khamis Mushaet Base.
The number of drone operations during the month of July reached 23, including 18 missions with Qasef-2k that specifically targeted Saudi airports and military bases.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of Hadi back to power and crushing Ansarullah movement.
The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the Saudi-led war has claimed the lives of over 60,000 Yemenis since January 2016.
The war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.