SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 7 May 2021, Friday | النسخة العربية

Yemen launches airstrike on strategic port of Jeddah in southern Saudi Arabia

Yemeni forces have reportedly carried out a fresh airstrike against Saudi Arabia in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s devastating military campaign and crippling blockade against their crisis-stricken country.

The air raid was reportedly aimed at the kingdom’s strategic Red Sea port city of Jeddah, located 845 kilometers (525 miles) south of the capital Riyadh, early on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia’s Defense Ministry alleged in a post published on its Twitter page that the country’s air defense units had intercepted and destroyed an unspecified “hostile air target” in the skies over Jeddah, without providing any further information.

On Wednesday, Spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree announced in a post published on his Twitter page that the Yemeni army forces and their allies had struck designated targets inside King Khalid Air Base near the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait, located some 884 kilometers south of the capital Riyadh, using a domestically-manufactured Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) combat drone.