Sana’a (GPA) – Yemen’s Air Force has launched a series of drone strikes on various targets within the past 24 hours. One such attack targeted a Saudi military base and gathering of mercenaries resulting in the death or injury of 150 troops including high-ranking Saudi military leaders.
The drone attack in the video took place at the al-Anad military base in Yemen’s Lahj province in the Saudi and Emirati-occupied south. Brigadier-general and Yemeni military spokesman Yahya Saree said that the drone strike was a response to the US-backed Saudi coalition’s continuous attacks on innocent civilians.
According to sources, the Saudi mercenaries did not take cover because they assumed the drone was an Emirati device for capturing video footage.
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Less than 24 hours later, Yemen’s Air Force and Popular Committees carried out another aerial attack utilizing the Qasif drone system. This time, the drone strikes targeted the Saudi Army in Asir province behind enemy lines. Historically part of Yemen, Yemeni forces have expanded their operations into the now-Saudi provinces of Asir, Najran, and Jizan in retaliation for the ongoing Saudi airstrike campaign and siege.
At a press conference, brigadier-general Saree also revealed that Yemen’s military manufacturing unit is currently developing yet another new missile system to defend the country against foreign aggression.
The United States provides the bulk of weapons, aircraft, refueling, training, and ground support to the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen. Nearly 40,000 people — a third of which are women and children — have been killed or injured by Saudi airstrikes and coalition military operations. Washington also provides logistical and intelligence support for selecting airstrike targets.
The Saudi coalition has used US-supplied precision-guided smart weapons for attacking civilian homes, markets, funerals, and other gatherings. One such attack involved Saudi warplanes striking a school bus full of children killing over 50.
The US-enforced and Saudi-imposed land, sea, and air blockade has killed tens of thousands more. Over 20 million Yemenis require immediate humanitarian assistance in the form of food or medical supplies.
Founder and editor of Geopolitics Alert, Randi is an American geopolitical analyst and content strategist. She covers US imperialism with a special focus on Yemen and Lebanon.