Yemen’s Shi’ite Houthi movement has threatened to launch more drone strikes after Thursday’s high-profile attack in Lahj Province, which targeted a military parade at an airbase there.
Spokesman Yahya Sarea says that the attack was a “legitimate operation against aggression” targeting the Saudi-backed forces. He said the Houthis are building a stockpile of locally manufactured drones.
Thursday’s attack killed a handful of Yemeni troops at the al-Anad Air Base. Though most of the slain were not named, Maj. Gen. Mohamed Tamah was confirmed to have died of his injuries. He was the head of the Saudi-backed Yemeni military intelligence.
While Thursday’s drone was able to wound a number of high-ranking military officials, it is likely that the Saudi-backed forces will be more careful in the future not to allow their leadership in areas where they’re liable to be targeted en masse by drones.
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