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More Yemeni attacks hit Saudi targets

More Yemeni attacks hit Saudi targets

More Yemeni attacks hit Saudi targets
August 27
12:52 2019

The Yemeni military has launched an attack with domestically-developed drones on one of Saudi Arabia’s strategic air bases, which the kingdom uses to conduct raids against the Yemen.

Brigadier General Yahya Saree, the spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces, said at down on Tuesday that Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) drones were used in the attack, which targeted King Khalid Air Base near the city of Khamis Mushait in the southwestern province of Asir.

Saree said the attack hit its targets with precision.

He said the attack was in response to the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen, noting that Riyadh had conducted 40 airstrikes on the impoverished country late on Monday.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a brutal war against Yemen in March 2015.

The war was launched to eliminate Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore a former regime to power.

The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) has said the total number of reported fatalities in Yemen passed the 91,000 mark over the past four and a half years.

On Tuesday, Saudi warplanes carried out five airstrikes on the district of Arhab in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a, according to Yemen’s al-Masirah TV.

There were no immediate reports of possible casualties and damage.

The Saudi war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The United Nations (UN) says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.

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