Houthis: Abha and Jizan airports out of service

Sana'a (Debriefer)
2019-06-16 | Since 4 Month

Qasif 2K drone

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The Houthis group (Ansar Allah) in Yemen said its drone air force led to putt airports of Abha and Jizan out of service.

“The Air Force has carried out a broad and qualitative operations targeting Abha and Jizan airports with several Qasif-2k combat drones,” Brigadier Yahya Sare’e, army spokesman for Houthis group (Ansar Allah) said.

Saree said that “the first attack targeted Saudi unmanned aerial vehicles’ control and control rooms at Jizan airport, which hit its target with high accuracy.

“The second attack targeted the fuel stations at Abha International Airport with a number of Qasif-2K combat drones,” he added.

Houthis army' spokesman vowed that even more painful strikes will be directed at the Saudi-led coalition, stating that: “Even greater is coming”, as long as the aggression and blockade continue against our country.”

Saudi Arabia's Al-Arabiya channel reported in a tweet seen by Debriefer news agency that the air defenses in the Kingdom intercepted a ballistic missile in the sky of Abha in southwestern Saudi Arabia.

The Houthi forces targeted last Wednesday Abha airport with a cruise missile, which led to the injury of 26 civilians, and returned to attack the airport at dawn on Friday with drones as Saudis announced their air defences intercepted the attack.

On June 9, the Houthis group said it targeted the stations and UAVs participating in the aggression on Yemen at Jizan airport after turning it into a military base.

On Friday, Oman called for avert military escalation linked to the war in Yemen, saying it would not be in the interest of security and stability in the region.

Oman's Foreign Ministry said in a statement the Sultanate "is following with great interest the military escalation and the field events associated with the war in Yemen, most recently the attack on Abha regional airport in Saudi Arabia."

The statement added: "The Sultanate is urged to avoid escalation which will not be in the interests of security and stability in the region." It expressed the hope that in the coming stage the focus will be on the political path led by the United Nations to achieve a political settlement of the crisis in Yemen and safeguard the security and interests of neighboring countries.

Yemen has been battered by a five-year armed conflict between the internationally recognised government backed by the Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-backed Houthis. The Houthis have been controlling the capital Sanaa and large parts of most densely populated northern, middle and western regions since they ousted the government in late 2014.

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