Houthi forces spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sari said his forces carried out a large-scale drone attack on King Khalid base in Khamis Mushait in southern Saudi Arabia, while Iran's Revolutionary Guards commander Major General Hossein Salami said Saudi Arabia and the UAE were powerless in Yemen.
The Houthi military spokesman said that the air attack on the Saudi base by the bombers "K2" achieved his goal accurately hit the aircraft warplanes and runways takeoff and landing.
Brigadier Seriei pointed out that the attack comes in response to what he described as "crimes of aggression and the ongoing siege on the Yemeni people."
Two previous attacks
The Houthis targeted the base of King Khalid two days ago by two attacks of drones "K2" and the first attack on the military communications system, and the second targeted tanks and gas station in the base.
However, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition forces, said that the coalition forces were able to intercept and shoot down two planes on Thursday morning from the Yemeni Amran province towards Khamis Mushayt.
On the other hand, Brigadier Seriei said on his Facebook page that he will hold a press conference today to uncover two air defense systems, and show scenes of the downing of planes and their injuries for the first time, including the recent operation to bring down US planes marching over the airspace of Dhamar province (130 km south of Sanaa).
|Commander of Revolutionary Guards: Saudi airports and oil facilities are no longer safe to Houthi attacks (Al Jazeera)|
In a related context, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards - in a press statement in the eastern city of Mashhad - that Saudi Arabia and the UAE are powerless in Yemen, and do not have the ability to make a decision or any political action.
General Salami said Saudi airports and oil facilities were no longer safe from Houthi attacks.
In recent weeks, the Houthis have carried out numerous drone attacks on sites inside Saudi territory.
The group announced this year that it had set a target bank of 300 targets, military headquarters and vital facilities along the geography of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, as well as facilities, headquarters and military bases of the Saudi-Emirati coalition inside Yemen.