TEHRAN (defapress) – The US State Department called on American citizens to “exercise increased caution” while traveling to Saudi Arabia, a travel advisory posted on its website said on Wednesday.
News ID: 78737
Publish Date: 18September 2019 - 16:22
US Mission personnel and their families are not permitted to use the airport in Abha without Chief of Mission approval, the note added, Reuters reported.
Yemeni forces have frequently attacked Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport by drones and missiles in retaliation for the regime’s deadly aggression against the Arab country.
Since June 12, the airports of Abha and Jizan have been subject to regular attacks by Yemenis who send their UAVs and missiles in order to paralyze the two airports and force the Saudi enemy to lift the siege on Sana'a airport and stop its raids on Yemeni territory.
Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the war on Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall the Riyadh-allied former regime and crush the Houthi Ansarullah movement -- objectives that have failed to materialize due to Yemenis’ stiff resistance.
Since the war began, there have been tens of thousands of civilian casualties. Millions of Yemenis now subsist beneath the poverty line and hundreds of thousands of children are suffering and dying from malnutrition.
The Western-backed military aggression, coupled with a naval blockade, has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and led to a massive humanitarian crisis.