Jan 10, 2019 14:36 Asia/Tehran
  • Drone attack kills Saudi mercenaries outside Aden
    Drone attack kills Saudi mercenaries outside Aden

A Yemeni drone strike hit a military parade outside the southern port city of Aden killing or injuring dozens of Saudi mercenaries.

Iran Press/Middle East: Houthi revolutionaries' drone attack on Thursday targeted a graduation ceremony in Al-Anad airbase in Lahij, Yemen’s Al-Massirah reported.

The drone managed to get into the airbase and hit the main platform of the parade.

The casualties included high-ranking commanders of Saudi-backed fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s forces, military sources said.

Sky News Arabia reported that the Chief of Staff of Hadi’s forces, along with Lahij governor were among those injured in the drone attack.

Al-Massirah reported that the strike accurately hit its target, noting that the attack followed a surveillance operation of the aggression forces’ moves and gatherings in Al-Anad airbase.

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Local sources said that sirens of ambulances were heard in the area, Al-Massirah reported, adding that many of the injured are in serious condition.

Talking to Al-Manar media network following the attack, Yemeni Air Force and Air Defense Spokesman, Abdullah Al-Jafri said that the attack on Al-Anad airbase killed or injured 150 Saudi-led forces and mercenaries, including high-ranking Saudi and Emirati commanders.

He said that the strike on the strategic air base of Al-Anad has sparked fear among aggressions powers, stressing that they will not be able to stop the revolutionaries’ drones.

Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against Yemen.

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