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Yemeni Drones Target Saudi Airport

Drones of the Yemeni Armed Forces managed to carry out a new series of retaliatory strikes against the military sites in Saudi Arabia's International Abha airport.

Spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree said late on Saturday that Yemeni drone units launched a string of airstrikes against Saudi Arabia’s International Abha airport.

According to Saree, the attacks left the airport in dismay to cancel all its coming and leaving flights cancelled for several hours.

On Thursday, drones operated by the Yemeni resistance forces once again targeted aircraft hangars in Saudi Arabia’s Abha and Jizan airports and other military positions inside the airports, which have become a regular target for Yemen’s retaliatory attacks, Yemeni News reported.

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 Hadi back to power and crushing the Ansarullah movement.

The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the Saudi-led war has claimed the lives of over 60,000 Yemenis since January 2016.

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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