Wreckage Of Houthi Drones Found After Successful Attack On Southern Saudi Airport (Photos)

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Wreckage Of Houthi Drones Found After Successful Attack On Southern Saudi Airport (Photos)

Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing.

The Houthis (Ansar Allah) were indeed responsible for the October 8 attack on King Abdallah Regional Airport in the southern Saudi province of Jizan, photos released by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) confirmed.

Ten people were reportedly wounded as a result of the attack which was carried out by two suicide drones. The Houthis didn’t claim responsibility for the attack.

The Saudi-led coalition acknowledged that the first suicide drone hit the airport. However, it claimed that the second drone was intercepted.

Thanks to photos released by the SPA, the drone that hit King Abdullah Airport was identified as a Qasef, a copy of the Iranian Ababil-2 made by the Houthis. The drone has a range of 150 kilometers. The Qasef-2K variant is armed with a high explosive fragmentation, HE-FRAG, warhead and equipped with a proximity fuse.

Wreckage Of Houthi Drones Found After Successful Attack On Southern Saudi Airport (Photos)

The Qasef-2K suicide drone. Click to see full-size image.

The second suicide drone, which was intercepted by the Saudi-led coalition, was identified as the Samad-2, a derivative of the Iranian KAS-04 drone made by the Houthis. The drone has a range of 1,000 kilometers.

Wreckage Of Houthi Drones Found After Successful Attack On Southern Saudi Airport (Photos)

The Samad-2 suicide drone. Click to see full-size image.

The Houthis stepped up their missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia following the recent withdrawal of US air-defense systems from the Kingdom.

On October 6, four people were wounded in Abha International Airport in the southern Saudi province of ‘Asir a result of a drone attack that was attributed to the Houthis. On October 7, the Saudi-led coalition foiled a missile and drone attack that was launched from Yemen on the city of Khamis Mushait in ‘Asir.

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