Oct 27, 2020 08:21 UTC
  • Yemeni forces hit Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport in new retaliatory strike

Yemeni armed forces have once again launched an attack against a strategic facility in Saudi Arabia's southwestern region of Asir, in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s military campaign and tight blockade against the crisis-hit country.

The spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said in a brief statement posted on his official Twitter page on Monday that a Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) combat drone struck with great precision a designated military target inside Abha International Airport on Monday.

He added that attacks against Abha airport and King Khalid Air Base near Saudi Arabia’s southwestern city of Khamis Mushait over the past few days come within Yemen’s legitimate right to respond to the Saudi-led coalition’s devastating military campaign and all-out blockade.

The development took place only a day after Yemeni army forces and allied fighters from Popular Committees targeted the same Saudi airport multiple times.

Separately, a civilian lost his life on Monday when Saudi border guards opened indiscriminate fire at al-Raqou area in the Monabbih district of Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa'ada.

Saudi units also launched barrages of mortar shells and artillery rounds at the border Razih district in the same Yemeni province, but there were no immediate reports about possible casualties or the extent of damage caused.