Yemen’s Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e has the revealed details of the Yemeni missile attack that caused significant damage to Abha International Airport in Asir region, southwestern Saudi Arabia in the early hours of Wednesday.
The Missile Forces launched a winged cruise missile, which hit its target with high accuracy, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e said in a press statement.
The cruise missile is of a, unknown and highly advanced type that has never been seen in action before, and has never even been officially revealed during its testing phase before. While Yemeni forces have released an infographic about their new missile weapon after the attack, so far the name of the model is still unknown.
Yahya Sare’e further confirmed that the missile completely slipped past all US-made detection and air defence systems that Saudi Arabia used.
“The winged missile hit the control tower of the airport directly, causing its destruction and putting it out of service,” the spokespman of the Armed Forces stated.
This strike reportedly caused a widespread state of fear and panic among the Saudis, as well as causing a great confusion in their ranks.
The missile attack comes in retaliation for the continued Saudi crimes and unjust blockade imposed against the Yemeni people. The fact that a wholly new, never before seen and highly advanced cruise missile was used, comes as proof of earlier promises by Yemen that retaliatory strikes against the Saudi-led coalition will only get worse.
Yahya Sare’e vowed that even more painful strikes will be directed at the Saudi-led coalition, stating that: “Even greater is coming”.