Yemeni forces have launched a fourth round of drone strikes against an airport in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern region of Asir in less than a week.
The spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said in a post published on his Twitter page that a squadron of domestically-manufactured Sammad-3 (Invincible-3) combat drones struck with great precision the designated sensitive targets inside Abha International Airport on Wednesday morning.
Saree noted that the retaliatory attacks against the Saudi airport will continue as long as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its military aggression and siege against its impoverished southern neighbor.
Earlier in the day, Yemeni soldiers and fighters from Popular Committees had launched a series of strikes against Abha airport, using a squadron of Qasef K2 (Striker 2K) drones.
On Tuesday, Yemeni troops and their allies used a number of Sammad-3 unmanned aerial vehicles to pound several targets at the same Saudi airport, leading to the disruption of air traffic.
Also on Monday, Yemeni drones struck sensitive military positions at Abha Airport.
Saudi-led jets target food truck in central Yemen
Separately, Saudi-led warplanes hit a truck carrying food supplies in the Mahliyah district of Yemen’s strategic central province of Ma’rib on Tuesday, leaving a number of civilians dead and injured.
Al-Masirah TV reported that Saudi-led military aircraft conducted 15 air raids against the same Yemeni region, and another five against the neighboring district of Rahabah.
There were, however, no immediate reports about the extent of damage caused and possible casualties.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched the campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power.
The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has claimed more than 100,000 lives over the past five years.
The Houthi Ansarullah movement, backed by the armed forces, has been defending Yemen against the Saudi-led military aggression.