Yemeni Resistance Steps up Retaliatory Operations on the Eve of Sixth Year of Saudi War
On the eve of the sixth year of the Saudi-led brutal war against Yemen, the nation’s resistance forces stepped up the already ongoing retaliatory operations targeting the Saudi depth.
In two separate statements, Spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yehya Saree announced firstly that the Propelled Air Force carried out yet another offensive targeting Saudi Arabia's Abha International Airport using Qasef 2k drone.
General Saree noted that the drone operation hit its targets precisely, and stressed that retaliatory operations will continue as long as the aggression does.
In the other development, the Yemeni Air Defenses shot down an American MQ9 spy fighter jet while it was carrying out hostile actions in Marib airspace.
Brigadier General Saree said an appropriate yet-uncovered missile was used in the operation.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a brutal war on Yemen in March 2015.
The war was launched to suppress an uprising that had toppled a Riyadh-friendly regime.
The US-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.
The United Nations [UN] says more than 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger. The world body also refers to the situation in Yemen as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
The Saudi war has also taken a heavy toll on Yemen's infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories.