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Yemeni missiles target Saudi Arabia's Abha airport

Iran Press TV

Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:32PM

The spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces says the country's Houthi Ansarullah movement has once again targeted Saudi Arabia's Abha airport in retaliation for the kingdom's deadly airstrikes.

Brigadier General Yahya Saree wrote in a tweet on Wednesday that a cruise missile has targeted plane hangars and led to air traffic being halted in the Saudi airport.

This came after fighters from Popular Committees launched airstrikes against military sites in Saudi Arabia's southern regions of Jizan and Najran on Wednesday afternoon, using domestically-manufactured Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) combat drones.

Also on Wednesday, Saudi fighter jets carried out a dozen airstrikes against the Kitaf wa al-Boqe'e district in Yemen's mountainous northwestern province of Sa'ada.

There were no immediate reports of casualties and the extent of damage caused.

A civilian also lost his life after Saudi border guards opened fire on an area in the Monabbih district of Sa'ada.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has claimed more than 91,000 over the past four and a half years

The war has also taken a heavy toll on the country's infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.

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