A spokesman for the Houthi-controlled armed forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said, “The air force managed to target important sites at King Khalid Air Base and Abha International Airport with three drones of Samad 3 and 2K bombers, with accurate casualties.”
Saree added, “This targeting comes in response to the escalation of aggression and its continuous siege on our great people,” according to the Houthi-affiliated Al-Masirah TV website.
For his part, the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki, said, “The joint coalition forces managed to intercept and destroy an explosive unmanned aircraft launched by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia in a systematic and deliberate manner to target civilians and civilian objects towards the city of Khamis Mushait.”
Al-Maliki added that “a total of 4 four drones were intercepted and destroyed at dawn and Friday morning,” adding that “all these terrorist attempts target civilians and civilian objects in a deliberate and systematic manner and represent war crimes.”
Al-Maliki stressed that “the joint forces command of the coalition takes and implements the necessary operational measures to protect civilians and civilian objects, in accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules.”