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Yemen’s Ansarullah attacks Saudi airport in Assir

SANA`A (Web Desk) Ansarullah movement announced on Saturday that it has launched airstrikes on King Khalid international airport in Assir province in Southwestern Saudi Arabia.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik news agency quoted a Yemeni military source as saying that the country’s air force has targeted the airport with a drone of Qassif 1 type.

Reports said the drone has bombed the airport, but did not reveal any further details on damage to the airport or any possible casualties.

In a relevant development in March, Yemen’s military had also targeted King Khalid international airport in Riyadh and as well as Abha, Najran and Jizan regional airports with ballistic missiles.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 17,000 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has driven the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, as Saudi Arabia’s deadly campaign prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.

Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with more than 22 million people in need and is seeing a spike in needs, fueled by ongoing conflict, a collapsing economy and diminished social services and livelihoods.

A UN panel has compiled a detailed report of civilian casualties caused by the Saudi military and its allies during their war against Yemen, saying the Riyadh-led coalition has used precision-guided munitions in its raids on civilian targets.

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