Yemeni Forces Fire New Ballistic Missile at Saudi Positions

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Yemen’s Army fired a new homegrown ballistic missile dubbed “Borkan-1” at Saudi positions in retaliation for continued massacre of civilians by a coalition led by the Saudi regime in the Arabian Peninsula country.

The missile command of the Yemeni Army said, in a statement, that the advanced missile was fired at a gathering of the Saudi-led forces deep inside Saudi Arabia on Friday, according to local media reports.

The warheads of Borkan-1 (Volcano-1) missiles have been designed by the local experts at the Yemeni Defense Ministry to destroy large military bases, the statement added.

The media bureau of the operations command in Yemen released footage showing the missile launched against Saudi targets in the city of Ta'if, located more than 700 kilometers (434 miles) southeast of the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

The solid propellant and Scud-type Borkan-1 missile reportedly has a range of more than 800 kilometers (497 miles).

Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the Saudi-led coalition for nearly 18 months but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been launching deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Nearly 10,000 Yemenis, including 4,000 women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.

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