The Yemeni army’s drone unit and allied fighters from Popular Committees launched the attack on the Abha international airport south of Saudi Arabia with a number of Qassif-K2 unmanned aircraft, al-Massirah TV reported.
Spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree said the drones attacked the control tower in the airport, causing a suspension of the air traffic at the Saudi airport.
He said the drone attack was a reaction to the crimes committed by the Saudi-led military coalition against the Yemeni nation.
Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the war on Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall the Riyadh-allied former regime and crush the Houthi Ansarullah movement -- objectives that have failed to materialize due to Yemenis’ stiff resistance.
Since the war began, there have been tens of thousands of civilian casualties. Millions of Yemenis now subsist beneath the poverty line and hundreds of thousands of children are suffering and dying from malnutrition.
The Western-backed military aggression, coupled with a naval blockade, has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and led to a massive humanitarian crisis.