News ID: 90119
Publish Date : 11 May 2021 - 21:43
RIYADH (Dispatches) – Saudi Arabia’s civil defense said on Twitter early on Tuesday that retaliatory a missile launched by Yemeni forces had fallen in a border village in Jazan in the south of the kingdom, resulting in damage to a house and cars.
The spokesman for Yemen’s Armed Forces said on Monday the Yemeni forces and allied Popular Committees fighters have launched a new drone attack targeting Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern province of Asir.
Brigadier General Yahya Saree said in a post on Twitter that the Yemeni drone has hit the designated target at the Saudi airport with high precision.
"The Air Force launched an offensive operation against an important military target at Abha International Airport with Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) bomber drone, achieving an accurate hit, by the grace of God,” he said.
He noted that the attack came in line with the country’s "legitimate response” to the aggression’s escalation and an all-out siege on the Yemeni people.
The airport has been a frequent target of Yemeni drones over the past months.
Saudi Arabia, backed by the U.S. and other regional allies, launched a devastating war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi’s government back to power and crushing the popular Ansarullah movement.
The U.S.-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has claimed more than 100,000 lives.
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