On April 11, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) attacked two airfields in the southern region of Saudi Arabia with suicide drones.
Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, announced that two Qasef-2K drones had been launched at Jizan Regional Airport in the province of Jizan and King Khalid Air Base in the province of ‘Asir. The drones targeted warplanes shelters.
The spokesman claimed that the attack was successful. According to him, the attack was a response to the Saudi-led coalition continuous strikes and siege on Yemen.
From its side, the Saudi-led coalition claimed that it had intercepted two drones launched from Yemen by the Houthis. The first was shot down over the city of Khamis Mushait near King Khalid Air Base, while the second was shot down over Jizan.
The Houthis stepped up their drone attacks on Saudi Arabia this April. In the first ten days of the month, the following attacks were reported:
- On April 1, sensitive targets near the Saudi capital, Riyadh, were struck with four drones;
- On April 1 also, King Khalid Air Base in ‘Asir was struck with two drones;
- On April 6, King Khalid Air Base in ‘Asir was struck again with two drones;
- On April 8, King Khalid Air Base in ‘Asir was struck again with a drone;
- On April 9, Jizan Regional Airport was struck with a drone;
- On April 9 also, Abha International Airport was struck with a drone.
The Houthis are using their drones to disturb the aerial operations of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. The coalition appears to be incapable of stopping these attacks.