A coordinated aerial attack by the Houthis targeted King Khalid airbase as well as the airports of Abha and Najran in southern Saudi Arabia in the early hours of August 5.
The Yemeni group’s spokesman, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, said that several Qasef-2K suicide unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) struck “sensitive military targets” and warplanes shelters in three airfields.
“This attack comes as the embodiment of the Leader of the Revolution’s [Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi] promise of painful blows and the expansion of the circle of attacks in response to the crimes of aggression, its siege and the continuous airstrikes on the great Yemeni people,” the spokesman said.
The outcome of the aerial attack is still unclear. However, it remains one of the Houthi’s largest aerial operations to date.
In the last three months, the Houthis carried out 60 drone attacks on southern Saudi Arabia. According to the pro-Houthis al-Masirah TV, Abha airport was struck 16 times, Jizan airport 14 times, Najran 11 times and King Khalid airbase 9 times.
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