Apr 22, 2021 11:10 UTC
  • Yemen conducts retaliatory drone attack on Saudi Arabia's King Khalid Air Base: Spokesman

Yemen’s military says it has carried out another successful drone attack against King Khalid Air Base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern province of Asir in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s ongoing military aggression and blockade against the country.

Yemen’s al-Masirah television network quoted spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree as saying early Thursday that a domestically-manufactured Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) combat drone hit the key air base accurately.

“This targeting comes in retaliation to the aggression escalation and the ongoing blockade of Yemen,” Saree said in a post on his Twitter account.

The airbase, which is located in the vicinity of Khamis Mushait City, belongs to the royal Saudi air force.

The attack came just two days after a successful drone attack against a “military site” within the Abha International Airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia.

Yemeni forces regularly target positions inside Saudi Arabia in retaliation for the Saudi-led war on Yemen, which began in March 2015.

The Yemeni armed forces and allied popular groups have been successfully defending Yemen since then.