Saudi Arabian officials have been forced to suspend air traffic at an airport in the southern province of Jizan following yet another major drone attack by Yemeni resistance forces in retaliation for the kingdom’s ongoing war against the impoverished country.
Brigadier Yahya Saree, the spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, said that the attacks on Thursday by the Yemeni Air Force saw indigenous Qasif-2K drone destroy a number of targets at the Jizan Airport.
According to Al Masirah television network, the air traffic remained suspended as of the time of this writing.
The attack was yet another testament to the Yemeni resistance forces’ expanding power in responding to the years-long Saudi war against the country, which has killed thousands of people since it started in March 2015.
The Ansarullah movement has so far carried out several high-profile drone and missile attacks against vital targets across Saudi Arabia, successfully bypassing the advanced air defenses of the kingdom which are mostly provided by the US.
“Yemen has advanced techniques, US systems, spread throughout Saudi Arabia, cannot intercept them,” Saree said.
He also pointed that Yemeni ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and drones are able to hit any targets in Saudi Arabia and that strikes will not be limited to Najran, Jizan and Asir which are closer to Yemeni territories.
He warned the Riyadh regime that Yemen was going to broaden its “deterrence area.”
The general also confirmed that Yemen had the ability to continuously manufacture missiles and drones for the years to come despite an aerial and maritime blockade by Saudi Arabia and its allies.
Yemeni snipers hunt 11 Saudi soldiers in Jizan and Najran
According to Al Masirah, sniper units of Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees targeted 11 Saudi mercenaries in 24 hours.
The Yemeni forces also fired a short range Zilzal 1 missile as well as a Bader F ballistic missile at gatherings of US-Saudi mercenaries in Najran.
Yemeni forces also killed and injured several Saudi forces in what Al Masirah described as “well planned and executed ambush.”
Yemeni forces also targeted Saudi mercenaries with a bomb in Asir.