Mar 03, 2021 06:26 UTC
  • Yemeni forces launch new drone attack against Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport: Spokesman

The spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces says a new drone attack has been launched on Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s ongoing military aggression and blockade against the war-torn Arab country.

According to Press TV, Brigadier General Yahya Saree said in a statement posted on his Twitter page on Tuesday evening that the Yemeni army and allied fighters from Popular Committees used a domestically-manufactured Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) combat drone in the operation.

The unmanned aerial vehicle struck military aircraft hangars at the airport with great precision, according to Saree.

He said the airstrike comes within Yemen’s legitimate right to respond to the Saudi-led coalition’s air raids as well as its continued all-out siege against Yemeni people.

The development came only a few days after Yemeni army troops and Popular Committees fighters targeted the Saudi soil with 15 unmanned aerial vehicles and a ballistic missile as part of “the 5th Operation of Balanced Deterrence.”

Saree said in a press conference on Sunday that sensitive positions and places in the Saudi capital Riyadh were struck with a Zolfaqar ballistic missile and nine Sammad-3 (Invincible-3) combat drones.

He added that six Qasef-2K combat drones also hit designated military targets inside Abha and Khamis Mushait cities in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Province of Asir.

Separately, Yemeni troops and allied Popular Committees fighters inflicted heavy casualties on Saudi-led militants during operations in Yemen’s southern Province of Ta’izz.

Yemeni media outlets, citing local sources, reported that army forces targeted and destroyed a Saudi-led coalition’s missile system, killing and injuring several Saudi mercenaries in the process.