Yemeni Forces Fire Homegrown Missile at Saudi Base in Jizan
- April, 02, 2018 - 15:38
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Yemen’s army and Popular Committees targeted a Saudi military in Jizan in southern Saudi Arabia with a homegrown ballistic missile dubbed “Qaher M2” in retaliation for the continued massacre of civilians by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, sources said.
The missile command of the Yemeni army fired the ballistic missiles at the base in far-off areas in Jizan province, a military source said on Saturday, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or the extent of damage caused.
Separately, scores of Saudi troops and Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Yemen's former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, were killed or injured when Yemeni troops and their allies stormed their positions in Nahouqah area of the same Saudi border region.
The attacks against the Saudi forces came in retaliation for the continued massacre of civilians and destruction of Yemen’s infrastructure by the coalition led by the Riyadh regime.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than two 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 Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Over 14,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.