Yemeni Ballistic Missile Hits UAE Forces Command Center in Ma’rib
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Yemen’s army and Popular Committees fired a ballistic missile at the command center of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) troops in the Arabian Peninsula country’s Ma’rib province.
The missile unit and the air force of the Yemeni army and Popular Committee on Friday targeted the UAE troops’ command center and also their Patriot PAC-3 missile system in the central province of Ma’rib with a homegrown ballistic missile.
A Yemeni military source told the Russian Sputnik news agency that the missile unit of the Yemeni army has pounded the UAE patriot missile defense system, inflicting major losses on them.
Reports by UAE and Saudi media have confirmed the Yemeni troops’ missile attack, claiming that the Saudi-led coalition air defense has intercepted the missile.
The attack was carried out in retaliation for the Saudi-led coalition’s relentless airstrikes on Yemeni civilians.
The Yemeni army and Popular Committees have also launched missile attacks against targets inside Saudi Arabia.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for almost three years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, an ally of Riyadh.
Over 14,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.