On January 24, the Yemeni Air Force [loyal to the Houthis] attacked a gathering of the Saudi military in the Kingdom’s southern province of Asir with an armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), according to the al-Masirah TV.
“The aerial attack targeted a gathering of the Saudi military … Killing and injured many of its personnel,” a pro-Houthis military source said.
The Yemeni Air Force didn’t reveal the type of the UAV that was used in the attack. However, experts believe that it was the Qasef-2k, which is an upgraded copy of the older Qasef-1. The UAV is armed with a heavy high-explosive fragmentation (HE-frag) warhead that explodes 10 to 20 meters over the target.
Last week, Saudi-led coalition warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes on alleged positions of the Houthis in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa in an attempt to cripple the growing capabilities the Yemeni Air Force.
Despite of Saudi aerial attacks, the Yemeni Air Force is apparently still capable of operating UAVs in an offensive manner. This represents a major failure for the Saudi-led coalition.