Houthis’ Drones Attack Meeting Of Saudi-led Coalition Commanders In Central Yemen (Photos)

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On August 26, the Yemeni Air Force (YAF) [loyal to the Houthis] announced that its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) bombed a headquarters in the central province of al-Bayda, which was hosting a meeting between commanders of the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni allies.

According to the YAF’s statement, the attack was conducted after a “careful observation mission” and the meeting was hit “accurately.”

A locally-made suicide UAVs named “Qasef-1” was likely used in the attack on the headquarters. The Qasef-1 is a copy of the Iranian-made “Ababil-2” UAV armed with 30kg warhead, according to a report of the Conflict Armament Research (CAR) group.

Minutes after the YAF announcement, the al-Arabiya TV reported that Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters shot down a UAV of the Houthis in the eastern part of al-Bayda with a heavy machinegun. The UAE-based TV channel said that a similar UAV was shot down in the same area last month.

Houthis’ Drones Attack Meeting Of Saudi-led Coalition Commanders In Central Yemen (Photos)

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Houthis’ Drones Attack Meeting Of Saudi-led Coalition Commanders In Central Yemen (Photos)

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The YAF boosted the development and manufacturing of UAVs during the last two months, in what appears to be an attempt to deter the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies by asymmetrical means.

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  • Merijn

    MO’ SUICIDE UCAVs….MO’ ATGMs….HOUTHIS WILL DESTROY WAHHABISTANI TERRORISTS

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    caitlin? very nice work houthis, keep murdering the saudi pigs :)))

    • FlorianGeyer

      I assume ‘caitlin’ was a typo for ‘coalition’ :)

  • Tom Tom

    Thank you, “Caitlin,” whoever you are.

  • Mazzdark

    give the Houthis MANPADS