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Yemeni Scud Missile Hits Strategic Power Plant in Southern Saudi Arabia

26 August 2015 16:31

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The Yemeni army launched a missile attack on a strategic region in Jizan province on Wednesday in retaliation for Saudi Arabia’s continued airstrikes on the nation.

The Yemeni forces hit Jizan Power Plant in Southern Saudi Arabia with a Scud missile today.

“The army fired a scud ballistic missile at the power plant of Jizan, and the missile precisely hit the target,” the Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Sharaf Qaleb Luqman said on Wednesday.

He complained that the Saudis’ continued aggressions against Yemen’s innocent people have faced the silence of the international community which is itself a big crime, adding, “For the same reason the Yemeni army and the popular forces are needed to show tough reaction.”

Earlier today, Yemen’s Ansarullah revolutionary movement said it is now focused on capturing three strategic provinces of Saudi Arabia in the Southern parts of that country.

The strategy of Ansarullah is now to take control of Jizan, Najran and Asir provinces in Southern Saudi Arabia.

The three provinces were part of Yemen before they were occupied by the Saudi kingdom in 1934.

Under such conditions, Saudi Arabia is well-aware that it has no option other than halting its aggression because the people of Yemen do not have anything to lose, but the Riyadh government should pay heavy political and military prices if the war is prolonged, experts say.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 154 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,529 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

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