Yemeni Resistance Targets Saudi Airport, Airbase in Latest Retaliatory Operations
By Staff, Agencies
Yemeni armed forces and fighters from allied Popular Committees separately carried out fresh retaliatory airstrikes against Saudi Arabia, targeting military aircraft hangars at an airport in the kingdom’s southern Jizan region and an air base in Asir.
Two domestically-manufactured Qasef-2K combat drones struck designated targets inside Jizan airport, also known as King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz airport, as well as King Khalid air base with great precision early Sunday, spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yehya Saree tweeted.
The operations, he said, were a "legitimate response" to the Riyadh regime’s devastating military campaign and crippling blockade against Yemen.
The airstrikes came only two days after Yemeni armed forces and their allies accurately targeted warplane hangars at Jizan airport.
On Saturday evening, Saudi fighter jets conducted four airstrikes against the Sirwah district and another on the Medghal district in Yemen’s strategic central province of Marib.
There were no immediate reports about possible casualties and the extent of damage.
Saudi warplanes also attacked Bir al-Maraziq area in the Khabb wa al-Shaaf district of Yemen’s northern province of al-Jawf on four occasions and Bani Hassan area in the Abs district of northern Hajjah province.
Similar airstrikes were reported in the Harad district of Hajjah province in addition to the al-Sawadiyah district in al-Bayda province.
Two civilians were killed and two others injured in artillery attacks by Saudi forces in the northwestern Saada province.
Local sources told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the civilians were killed as Saudi border troops attacked al-Raqou area in the Munabbih district late on Saturday.