Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier General Yahia Sare’e on Wednesday confirmed that the cruise missile, which was launched today at Abha airport, targeted the control tower and hit its target with high accuracy.
“Cruise missile hit the control tower directly, destroying it and getting it out of service,” he said, pointing to the halting of the air traffic around the airport.
“The latest American systems could not intercept the missile. This strike spread panic and fear among enemies and caused a great confusion in their side,” Sare’e added.
Brigadier Sare’e explained that this targeting is part of the legitimate response to the aggression’s crimes and its unjust siege on the Yemeni people.
Early in the day, the Rocketry Force of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees announced the launch of a cruise missile at Abha International Airport, causing halt of air traffic.
Since the middle of last month, air attacks have intensified towards legitimate Saudi targets, the latest was an airstrike against King Khalid Air Base in Khamis Mushait using a squadron of domestically-manufactured Qasef-2K combat drones. The attack targeted advanced radars, arms depots and control rooms in the base. The Yemeni Air Force has also launched multiple airstrikes against Jizan airport in Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen, using Qasef-2K drones. The attack targeted drones hangars and stations used in the aggression on Yemen.