The Yemeni army says it has launched a fresh drone strike on a major airbase in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern province of Asir in retaliation for the kingdom’s military aggression and blockade against the impoverished country.
Army troops and allied fighters from Popular Committees hit designated targets inside the King Khalid Airbase near the city of Khamis Mushait in the early hours of Sunday, army spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Saree announced on his Twitter page.
The media bureau of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement quoted Saree as saying that the retaliatory attack was carried out by a domestically-developed Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) combat drone.
The strike, he said, was “accurate” and a “legitimate response” to the continuing aggression and brutal siege on his country.
On May 3, Yemeni forces targeted the same airbase and military installations at Najran Airport in southwest Saudi Arabia with four Qasef-2K drones as well as two Badr ballistic missiles.
Saree noted that the strikes were accurate, and came in retaliation for the Saudi-led military campaign and blockade against Yemen.