TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Air Force of Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees, on Thursday and Friday, carried out several fresh drone attacks against Saudi Arabian air bases and military sites in Kingdome’s Asir region.
The country’s Qasef-2K drones, on Thursday afternoon, targeted the Saudi King Khalid Air Base in Khamis Mushait in southern Asir region and carried out several more attacks on an important military target in the same area during the early hours of Friday.
The Yemeni news website Al-Masirah citing the spokesperson for the Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e reported that the drone attacks on a Saudi military target in Khamis Meshait “came as a response to the US-Saudi aggression crimes, siege and continuous raids, which amounted to 69 raids during the past 12 hours”.
“The Air Force carried out – thanks to God – several attacks on King Khalid Air Base in Khamis Mushait with a number of Qasef-2K drones,” General Sare’e said in a brief statement.
The General vowed more operations, saying: “Our operations continue as long as the aggression and siege on our country continues.”
He also said Friday that the Rocketry Force of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees fired a barrage of Badr-1 ballistic missile on Quat Al-Wajib military airport and camp in Najran.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has claimed more than 91,000 lives over the past four and a half years.
The war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.