The pro-Houthis Yemen Air Force announced on October 24 that it had targeted two airports and an air base in Saudi Arabia.
In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Houthis, said Qasef-2K suicide drones targeted the airports of Jizan and Abha as well as King Khalid Air Base. The spokesman claimed that the attack was successful.
“The attack comes as a response to the crimes of the aggressor [the Saudi-led coalition] and its continues siege,” the spokesman said.
The Qasef-2k is a locally-made version of the Iranian Ababil-2. The suicide drone is armed with a heavy high-explosive fragmentation, HE-FRAG, warhead that explodes 20 meters above the target.
In the last 24 hours, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had intercepted three drones of the Houthis. Two were intercepted in the morning and afternoon of October 23 and one in the noon of October 24. Thee coalition released footage proving the interception of one drone only.
The new attack confirms that the Houthis are still capable of launching large, coordinated attacks on targets within Saudi Arabia. The actual results of the attack will likely be revealed soon.
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