On April 22, the Houthis launched yet another drone attack on King Khalid Air Base in the southern Saudi province of ‘Asir.
A spokesman for the Houthis, Gen. Yahya Sari, said that the drone attack was a “natural” and a “legitimate” response to the recent escalation by the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen and the ongoing siege on the country.
From its side, the Saudi-led coalition claimed that the drone was successfully intercepted by its air-defense means over the city of Khamis Mushait. The city is located right next to King Khalid Air Base.
“The Houthi terrorist militia’s hostile attempts to target civilians and civilian objects are systematic and deliberate,” Col. Turki Al-Malki, a spokesman for the coalition, said in a statement. “We are taking the necessary operational measures to protect civilians in accordance with international humanitarian law.”
The drone attack on King Khalid Air Base was not the first and will not likely be the last. The Houthis launched dozens of drones at targets in Saudi Arabia over the last few weeks.
The Saudi-led coalition thwarted many Houthi attacks. However, the Yemeni group’s operations are still inflicting some serious losses on the Kingdom.
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