SANAA (Dispatches) – Yemeni forces have launched a retaliatory bomb-laden drone attack on King Khalid Air Base in southwestern Saudi Arabia, the second against the kingdom in less than 24 hours.
"Our forces targeted King Khalid Air Base in Khamis Mushait city by two explosive-laden drones, hitting the target accurately,” Brigadier General Yahya Saree, the Yemeni army’s spokesman, said in a statement.
"Targeting King Khaled military base comes in response to the continued U.S.-Saudi military escalation and siege against Yemeni people,” he noted.
The attack was the second of its kind against Saudi Arabia in less than 24 hours. Earlier in the day, the Yemeni forces launched drone attacks at the Saudi capital Riyadh, but the kingdom has made no comment on the alleged attack.
In March 2015, the Saudi regime and many of its allies unleashed their war machines on the Arab world’s already poorest nation.
The war has been trying to restore power to Yemen’s former Saudi-allied officials.
The offensive and a simultaneous siege that the invaders have been imposing on the country have led to the death of tens of thousands of Yemenis.
Yemen’s health ministry, however, puts the death toll far higher, saying the aggression kills just some 100,000 newborn Yemeni children every year.
Washington has been a key ally of Saudi Arabia, providing support for the Saudi-led coalition’s war against Yemen.
The spokesman for Yemen’s Ansarullah movement has rejected the United States claim of aiding the Yemeni people, saying Washington and its allies would deprive Yemenis of oxygen if they could.
In a tweet on Thursday, Mohammed Abdul-Salam wrote that there is no parallel in the world to the ridiculous claims made by the United States and its servile lackeys.
The U.S. and its allies "wage war against a country and beset it with a siege, and withhold everything from it, even oxygen, if they were able to do so, and then ridiculously [claim] that they are helping that country,” Abdul-Salam said.
He asserted that the U.S. and those who are responsible for the war on Yemen must leave the Arab country so that it would be able to manage its affairs with pride and dignity.