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In retaliation for Saudi campaign, Yemeni drone bombs airbase in Asir: Army

The file photo shows Yemen's Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) combat drone.

The Yemeni army says it has carried out a new retaliatory drone strike on a major airbase in Saudi Arabia.

Brigadier General Yahya Saree, who is the spokesman for Yemen’s Armed Forces, said on Saturday a domestically-manufactured Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) combat drone targeted King Khalid Air Base with ‘precision,’ Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.

The base is located near the city of Khamis Mushait in the southwestern province of Asir, which borders Yemen.

The general said a ‘sensitive target’ had been successfully bombarded. He reiterated that the Riyadh regime’s ongoing campaign and crippling blockade against Yemen gave the armed forces grounds for retaliation.

Yemen’s Air Force conducted a number of operations against sensitive sites in Saudi Arabia last month, targeting the King Khalid Air Base and Abha International Airport, situated in the same province.

Saudi Arabia, backed by the United States and other regional allies, launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 with the goal of reinstating a Riyadh-friendly government.

The war has killed hundreds of thousands of people and destroyed much of Yemen’s infrastructure.

Yemenis are facing malnutrition, hunger, and famine.

The popular Ansarullah movement, backed by the Yemeni Armed Forces and allied popular groups, has gone from strength to strength against the invaders, leaving them bogged down in the county.

With an all-out blockade on Yemen in place since the onset of the bloody war, the country is witnessing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN.

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