Yemen Fires Homegrown Ballistic Missile at Saudi Base in Jizan
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Yemen’s army and Popular Committees fired a homegrown ballistic missile at a military base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern province of Jizan in retaliation for the continued massacre of civilians by the Saudi-led coalition in the Arabian Peninsula country.
The missile command of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees targeted the gathering of Saudi-led coalition forces and mercenaries in Jizan with a ballistic missile dubbed “Badr-1”, a military source said on Sunday, according to the Arabic-language al-Masirah TV.
The missile precisely hit the Saudi base and inflicted casualties on the enemy forces, the source went on to say.
The attacks against the Saudi-led 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 four 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.
Official UN figures say that more than 15,000 people have been killed in Yemen since the Saudi-led bombing campaign began.
The Saudi war has impacted over seven million children in Yemen who now face a serious threat of famine, according to UNICEF figures. Over 6,000 children have either been killed or sustained serious injuries since 2015, UN children’s agency said. The humanitarian situation in the country has also been exacerbated by outbreaks of cholera, polio, and measles.