Missile, Drone Attack in Southern Yemen Kills 30 Soldiers

A missile and drone attack on an airbase in southern Yemen on Aug. 29 killed at least 30 soldiers and wounded 60 others, security and medical officials said.

Yemeni southern armed forces spokesperson Mohammed al-Naqib said that the attackers used armed drones and ballistic missiles on the al-Anad airbase in the province of Lahij.

According to officials, the ballistic missile landed in the training area during the morning exercises of dozens of troops.

Al-Naqib also warned that the death toll may rise as rescuers were still searching through the scene.

Al-Naqib blamed the Iran-aligned Houthi rebel movement, which is fighting against the Saudi-backed government.

Information Minister Moammar al-Iryani also blamed the Houthis saying on Twitter that the attack was “the continuation of the Houthi militia in the approach of military escalation on various fronts, and undermining international efforts for calm and a ceasefire, at the behest and arms of Iran.”

The Houthis have yet to comment on the attack.

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