TEHRAN (defapress) – An airbase in southwestern Saudi Arabia was hit several times by Yemeni drones in retaliation for the regime’s ongoing aggression against the Arabian Peninsula country.
News ID: 78217
Publish Date: 30July 2019 - 11:13
On Monday, army spokesman Yahya Sare’e was quoted by the al-Masirah television network as saying that the aircraft had stricken the King Khalid Airbase in the kingdom’s Asir region.
The counter-raid used unmanned aerial vehicles of the Qasef 2K make, he added.
“The attack targeted warplane hangers and important military sites accurately,” Sare’e was cited by the network as saying.
Most recently, Saudi-led airstrikes killed at least 14 people, including children at a market in Yemen’s Sa’ada province.
"There are two children among the martyrs," the manager of the local al-Jomhouri Hospital, Saleh Qorban told Reuters, adding that the sorties had also injured 23 others, including 11 minors
The army official said that the retaliatory drone strike had come in response to the continued aggression against the Yemeni people, which has been compounded by a siege employed against the country by the Saudi-led coalition.
A spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, which has been defending the country against the invaders shoulder to shoulder with the army, strongly condemned the deadly strikes.
Mohammed Abdul-Salam said the kingdom’s heinous crimes were enjoying the support of the United States and the United Kingdom. He was referring to Washington and London’s generous arms support and logistical backing for the invasion.
Abdul-Salam also called on the international community to help stop the Saudi crimes.
Yemeni forces regularly target positions inside Saudi Arabia in retaliation for the Saudi-led war on Yemen, which began in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall a former regime and eliminate the Houthi Ansarullah movement, which has been defending the country along with the armed forces.
The Western-backed military aggression, coupled with a naval blockade, has killed tens of thousands of Yemenis, destroyed the country’s infrastructure, and led to a massive humanitarian crisis.
The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the Saudi-led war has claimed the lives of over 60,000 Yemenis since January 2016.