SANAA, July 8 (YPA) – The Yemeni air force on Monday evening targeted military sites at Saudi International Airport and Tehama Electricity Station in Abha in response to an escalation by the Saudi-UAE-led coalition against Yemen and targeting civilians and civilian facilities by airstrikes in the past 48 hours.
Yemeni military spokesman Brigadier-General Yahya Sari said in a press statement that “the Yemeni air force carried out large operations with a number of Qasif- 2K drones targeted coalition warplanes’ fortifications at Abha airport and the electricity station in the city of Abha.”
Brigadier Sari added “The first operation of the air force targeted military aircraft fortifications and military targets at the airport in Abha International, stressing that “the operation hit its objectives accurately and led to the disruption of air navigation at the airport” again.
He added: “The second operation of the air force targeted Tehama electric station with a number of Qasif 2K drones:
Sari said that these operations come within the framework of natural and legitimate response to the coalition of aggression which launched during the last 48 hours 32 air strikes.”
Meanwhile, air traffic monitoring centers confirmed the disruption of traffic at Abha airport and an international air traffic monitoring site confirmed “the return of one of the flights coming from Jeddah and diverting to Jizan airport after failing to land at Abha airport.”