More Missiles Ready to Hit Saudi Capital: Yemen’s Army Spokesman
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Yemen’s Army Spokesman Sharaf Luqman confirmed the firing of a Scud-type ballistic missile at a Saudi air base in Riyadh, saying that more missiles are ready to confront the invading regime.
"We have managed to boost our missile production capabilities and our missiles can now reach the Saudi capital," Luqman told Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen news network on Sunday.
His remarks came after Yemeni forces on Saturday night 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.
The Yemeni official said it was the first such attack by the Yemeni forces on the Saudi capital.
Luqman further said that more missiles are ready to be launched against the positions of the Saudi regime, stressing that the new missiles will change the equation of the kingdom's war on the impoverished Arab country.
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.