Yemen’s Houthi militia said they fired an explosive-laden drone on Saturday toward King Khalid Air Base in the Saudi southwestern city of Khamis Mushait.
“The hit was accurate,” Houthi military spokesman Yehya Sarea said in a statement reported by the rebel group’s al-Masirah TV.
Saudi Arabia has made no comment on the alleged attack.
Cross-border missile and drone attacks by the Iran-backed Houthis have escalated since February when the group began a major offensive against the Saudi-backed Yemeni government army to capture the oil-rich province of Marib in central Yemen.
Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014 when the Houthi militia seized control of several northern provinces and forced the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa.
The Saudi-led Arab coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict in March 2015 to support Hadi’s government. (Xinhua/NAN)
– Apr.17, 2021 @ 17:47 GMT |