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Yemeni Drones Hit Airbase in Southern Saudi Arabia

Yemeni army, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, has launched a drone attack on an air base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern province of Asir, Press T.V reported.

Brigadier General Yahya Saree, the spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces, said the domestically-developed Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) targeted King Khalid Air Base near the city of Khamis Mushait in the southwestern province of Asir on Sunday.

He reiterated that the attack has been carried out in reaction to the crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition, noting that the Saudi warplanes conducted 36 airstrikes over the past 48 hours and claimed the lives of many people.

Meanwhile, Yemeni forces killed and injured a number of Saudi soldiers in an artillery attack on military positions near al-Tewal crossing linking Yemen with Saudi Arabia on Monday, a military source said.

 A vehicle of the Saudi troops was also destroyed in the attack.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies -- including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) -- launched a brutal war against Yemen in March 2015.

The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the Saudi-led war has claimed the lives of over 60,000 Yemenis since January 2016.

The 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.

 

The war was launched to eliminate Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore the former regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to power in Yemen.

For the past four years, Hadi, who lives in Riyadh, has based his “government” in Aden, describing it as Yemen’s “temporary capital.”

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