Yemeni Army Fires Three Homegrown Missiles at Saudi Positions
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Yemen’s army and popular committees fired three homegrown ballistic missiles at a military base of Saudi Arabia’s mercenaries in retaliation for the continued massacre of civilians by a Saudi-led coalition in the Arabian Peninsula country, Yemeni sources said.
The missile command of the Yemeni army hit the military base of Saudi mercenaries with three “Zelzal-2” missiles, according to the Arabic-language Al-Manar TV network.
The missiles targeted the mercenaries in Nihm District in Sana’a Governorate, the report said.
Yemeni forces had previously targeted Saudi positions with ballistic missiles named “Qaher-1”, which has a range of 500 kilometers.
Since March 25, 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Yemen’s Legal Center of Rights and Development announced recently that the Saudi campaign has claimed the lives of over 12,000 Yemenis and left more than 20,000 others wounded.
The center added that there were a total of 2,568 children and 1,870 women among the fatalities, noting that the atrocious onslaught had also destroyed 757 schools and institutes, 111 university facilities, 271 factories besides 1,520 bridges and roads.