Yemen Army Launches Missile Attack on Saudi Power Plant
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Yemeni army and popular committees targeted a power plant in Jizan in southern Saudi Arabia with a ballistic missile in retaliation for the continued massacre of civilians in the Arabian Peninsula country by a Saudi-led coalition.
The missile command of the Yemeni army announced on Sunday that it has hit the Shuqaiq steam power plant in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan Province with a medium-range ballistic missile with pinpoint accuracy.
The missile command also emphasized the power plant supplied power to most of military bases in Jizan and Asir Region.
The missile was also fired in retaliation for the Saudi attacks aimed at killing the people of Yemen and destroying the country’s infrastructure.
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 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.
Some 11,000 Yemenis, including women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.