Missile Attack Hits Saudi Base in Najran: Yemeni Spokesman
- December, 28, 2019 - 12:22
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A military base in Saudi Arabia's southern border region of Najran was hit by a Yemeni missile in a retaliatory attack, the spokesman for Yemen's armed forces said.
The missile was a Badr P-1 which hit Bir Askar camp in Saudi Arabia’s Najran, Brigadier General Yahya Saree said on Friday.
The missile killed and injured tens of Saudi military personnel, General Saree added, according to Press TV.
The top general said the Friday attack was in retaliation for Saudi airstrikes against the innocent people of Yemen.
The retaliation came after a Saudi airstrike on a popular market in Yemen’s mountainous northwestern province of Sa’ada Tuesday, in the third deadly assault on the same location in just over a month.
The UN on Thursday strongly condemned the Saudi attack on al-Raqou market in the Monabbih district of the province, which claimed the lives of 17 civilians, including 12 Ethiopian migrants.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen, with the goal of bringing the government of former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and eliminating the Yemeni Houthi Ansarullah movement, whose fighters have been helping the Yemeni army significantly in defending the country against invaders since the onset of war.
The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has so far claimed more than 100,000 lives.