Yemeni Forces Fire Ballistic Missile at Saudi Air Base in Riyadh

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Yemeni forces fired a long-range ballistic missile at King Salman Air Base in the Saudi capital Riyadh, inflicting major material losses on the kingdom.

The Scud-type Borkan-2 (Volcano-2) ballistic missile hit its target on Saturday night, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.

A Yemeni military source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the domestically-made missile targeted King Salman Air Base in retaliation for the criminal Saudi aggression against Yemen.

The missile carried the message of Yemenis’ steadfastness and resistance in the face of the ongoing Saudi-American aggression, he added.

Separately on Saturday, Yemeni fighters targeted with a Zelzal-1 missile a gathering place of Saudi mercenaries in the al-Ramzah district in the kingdom’s southwestern Jizan region.

They also launched a missile attack against positions held by the mercenaries in al-Maton district of Yemen’s northern Jawf province.

Saudi officials have not made any comments on the reports yet.

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 for two years 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 thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.

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