Yemeni Army’s Missiles to Reach Riyadh: Analyst
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Yemeni political analyst praised the growing military might of his country’s army and Popular Committees in confrontation with a Saudi-led coalition, saying that the range of Yemen’s missiles will grow to reach Riyadh and even beyond it.
“As you have seen since the beginning of the war, the Yemeni nation has always increased its military capabilities and expanded the scope of operations against the enemy,” Seyyed Sadiq al-Sharafi said in an interview with the Tasnim News Agency.
“The Yemeni forces have also enhanced their missile power,” he said, adding that the army and Popular Committees’ missiles now can reach Jeddah.
The Yemeni analyst went on to say that in the future, the range of the army missiles will grow further and they could reach Riyadh and beyond it as well as places like Dubai.
The forces of the Arabian Peninsula country have already hit Saudi positions with various homegrown ballistic missiles, including “Qaher-1”, which has a range of 500 kilometers, and “Borkan-1”.
The solid propellant and Scud-type Borkan-1 missile reportedly has a range of more than 800 kilometers.
The missile attacks are in response to the aggression launched by Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies in March 2015.
The Saudi-led coalition has been launching deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in the past year and a half 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.