12:27 - April 11, 2018
News ID: 3465530
TEHRAN (IQNA) –  A facility belonging to the oil company Aramco and an airport in southern Saudi Arabia were targeted by drone attacks launched by Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement.


According to Al Jazeera, the movement said in a statement on Wednesday that it had launched drone strikes on an oil facility in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan province and an airport in the city of Abha in the Arab country’s Aseer province.

The statement said that a Qasif 1 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was used in the attacks.

The drone had been unveiled by the movement in early 2017, with Ansarullah leaders vowing it would be improved to travel long distances.

Qasif 1 is 250 cm long with a wing span of 300 cm. It can fly for 120 minutes and is capable of traveling a 150 km distance while carrying 30 kg of explosives.

The attacks on the Saudi facilities come in retaliation for the continued massacre of civilians and destruction of Yemen’s infrastructure by the coalition led by the Riyadh regime.

Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than three years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Over 14,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.

Tags: IQNA ، Yemen ، Saudi Arabia ، Ansarullah ، drone
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