SANA’A (Dispatches) – Yemeni forces have conducted a new retaliatory drone attack on King Khalid airbase in the southwestern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait, as well as Jizan Airport, a spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces said.
Brigadier General Yahya Saree said in a tweet on Friday that the Air Force of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees carried out drone attacks against Jizan Airport in Saudi Arabia with a number of drones.
He revealed that a Qasef-2K was used in the attack, adding that the raid was accurate and the designated target has been hit with high precision.
Brigadier General Yahya Saree said the attack was legitimate and a natural response to the continuing Saudi aggression and siege of Yemen, Yemeni Al Masirah News reported.
The attack comes a day after another Qasef-2K was used in the attack on King Khalid airbase in Khamis Mushait.
In recent months, Yemen’s Air Force has increased its retaliatory attacks on Saudi Arabia, stating that the strikes will continue as long as Riyadh maintains its airstrikes and blockade.
The reprisal has been targeting hugely sensitive and strategic spots across the kingdom, including targets resting in the heart of the capital Riyadh, oil production facilities belonging to Saudi oil giant Aramco, and Saudi military installations.
Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, chiefly the United Arab Emirates (UAE), launched a war against Yemen in March 2015 to restore the government of fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who resigned in 2014 and then fled to Riyadh.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the war has killed almost a quarter of a million Yemenis, caused outbreaks of diseases, turned Yemen into the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and brought the poor Arab country to the verge of famine.
The United Nations warned on Thursday of the "imminent collapse of the health situation in Yemen,” stressing that the situation in the impoverished country is "intolerable.”
"20.1 million people in Yemen are in need of medical assistance,” OCHA said on Twitter.
It added that 51 percent of the country’s health facilities were fully functioning, noting that "67 out of 333 districts do not have doctors.”
Overall, the plight of children remains grim, with a child under the age of five dying every 10 minutes of preventable causes, OCHA pointed out.