Houthis say fire Quds 1, Cruise Missile at Abha Airport, Saudis admit

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2019-08-29 | Since 4 Year

Quds 1, Cruise Missile

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Houthi group (Ansar Allah) said on Wednesday evening, that its Missile Force fired a winged, Quds 1, cruise missile at Abha International Airport in Asir. Riyadh admitted that the air port was targeted.

The Armed Forces spokesman of Houthi group, Brigadier Yahya Seree, said the Quds 1 missile targeted the military operations center and warplanes' Locations at the airport.

"The missile hit its target with high accuracy, led to the disruption of air traffic at the airport.", Saree confirmed.

For his part, the spokesman for the Saudi-led Arab coalition forces in support of legitimacy in Yemen, Col. Turki al-Maliki, admitted that the Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport was hit by a projectile attack launched by the Houthis late on Wednesday

According to al-Maliki  the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that the “enemy projectile fell on Abha International Airport through which thousands of civilian passengers of different nationalities pass daily".

He noted that the Houthis, which he described as terrorist, continued their immoral practices by targeting civilians and civilian objects protected under international humanitarian law and customary rules.

A coalition spokesman added that the persistence of such terrorist acts, with advanced qualitative capabilities, demonstrates the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting the Houthi terrorist militia and the continued violation of relevant Security Council resolutions

In a related context, Spokesman of the Arab coalition, Col. Turki al-Maliki, said that the coalition forces managed to intercept and shoot down the drone fired from Sana`a on Wednesday.

Houthi group said on Wednesday that its Air Force launched two operations on Najran and Jizan, with a number of drones, Qasef 2K.

Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier Yahya Saree said that the first operation targeted an important military site in Najran and the dornes hit the target with high accuracy. He pointed out that the second operation targeted a new camp for the Saudi army and its mercenaries on Jizan.

Brigadier Saree explained that dozens of Saudi Army and mercenaries were killed and injured  in the operation of drones, Qasef 2K.


Saudi Arabia has been leading a military coalition in Yemen since 26 March 2015, in support of forces loyal to President Hadi to retake areas controlled by Houthi group (Ansar Allah).

Since mid-May, Houthis have intensified firing ballistic missiles and launching drone attacks on Saudi territory "in reply to coalition airstrikes that target Yemeni civilians and infrastructure."


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