Houthis attack Saudi airbase with suicide drones

On August 22, the Houthis launched two Qasef-2K suicide unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at King Khalid Air Base near the southwestern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait.

According to the al-Masirah TV, Yemeni group’s UAVs targeted a military communication center and the airbase’s main fuel station.

A spokesman for the Houthis claimed that the attack was successful saying that it was a response to Saudi airstrikes on the areas held by the Yemeni group.

“The UAV’s operations came as a response to the crimes of the aggressor, its siege and its airstrikes, which reached 40 airstrikes in the last 48hours resulting in martyrs and wounded,” Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari.

The Saudi-led coalition claimed that it was able to intercept one of the UAVs. However, it didn’t present any evidence to back its claims.

This was the second attack on Saudi bases in the Kingdom’s southern region in the last few hours. Earlier, the Houthis launched a “medium-range ballistic missiles” at an operations room in the province of Jizan.