TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A Saudi airbase in the border region of Asir was targeted by a Yemeni drone in retaliation for the Riyadh regime's relentless military campaign against the impoverished nation.
Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported that a Yemeni Qasif-1 (Striker-1) combat drone had accurately hit King Khalid airbase in Saudi Arabia's southwestern Asir region.
The drone strike came one day after the Saudi-led coalition attacked the al-Dulaimi airbase in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, and its surrounding areas.
Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki told Saudi state al-Ekhbaria TV on Friday that the airbase targeted had been used by the Houthis to "launch drone and ballistic missile attacks.”
Al-Masirah said more than 30 Saudi air raids had targeted the al-Dulaimi base and its adjacent areas.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for almost three years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
Over 15,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.