Yemen’s Ansarullah Unveils New Homegrown Ballistic Missile, Drones
- July, 07, 2019 - 16:08
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The forces of Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement unveiled an advanced domestically made ballistic missile and several state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), local reports said on Sunday.
During a ceremony on Sunday, the Houthi Ansarullah movement unveiled the new military achievements, which include a winged ballistic missile dubbed “Quds-1”, the Arabic-language al-Masirah TV reported.
Ansarullah also unveiled three UAVs designed and manufactured by Yemeni experts, named “Samad-1”, “Samad-3” and “Qasef”.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, the Yemeni defense minister said his country has reached high levels in the military industry based on domestic experiences.
He further emphasized that Yemen will create “a more painful future” for the country’s enemies.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by a coalition led by the Saudi regime 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.