Army’s Strategic Base in Southern Saudi Arabia Comes under Yemen’s Ballistic Missile Attack
The missile precisely hit its target in Al-Faisal military base in Khamis Mushait region of Asir province today.
Qaher-I is an updated version of a Russian-made surface-to-surface missile.
The ballistic missiles that have recently come into service in Yemen’s army have claimed a heavy toll from the Saudi side of the war. Only in the last one week, around 550 Saudi-led troops have been killed by these ballistic missiles
On Tuesday, the Saudi-led Coalition Forces suffered another devastating blow when two Qaher-I ballistic missiles hit their military bases in the province of Ma’rib and the border region of Tawwal, and killed over 200 troops, including Saudi, UAE, British and US officers.
“A Qaher-I ballistic missile of Yemen struck al-Safer military base in Ma’rib province, killing over 137 Saudi-led aggressors, including a large number of Saudi and Sudanese troops, five UAE officers, head of the operations room (in Safer military base) and foreign military experts who seemed to be American and British,” a Yemeni source told FNA.
The source noted that bodies of the Saudi-led troops killed in Al-Safer region were completely burnt.
He added that another Yemeni missile targeted Saudi Arabia’s Tawwal military base in the border region in Jizan province, killing at least 70 Saudi-led troops and injuring over 100 others.
The ballistic missiles that have recently come into service in Yemen’s army have claimed a heavy toll on the Saudi side of the war. Only in the last one week, around 550 Saudi-led troops have been killed by these ballistic missiles.
Military sources announced on Tuesday that the Yemeni army and the popular forces pounded targets in Al-Khuba region in Saudi Arabia’s Southern Jizan province with hundreds of home-made missiles and rockets.
“The Yemeni forces have attacked Al-Khuba region with Over 700 rockets and missiles,” the Arabic-language media outlets quoted an unnamed military source as saying.
Al-Alam news outlet said the attacks were done in the last two days.
The source said that the military operations in Al-Khuba region were the first of a series of strategic steps to confront the joint aggressions by Saudi Arabia and the UAE and their coalition and the continued violation of the seven-day-long fragile ceasefire that has been trampled by tens of Saudi airstrikes.
On Monday, the Yemeni army and popular forces targeted Saudi Arabia’s Aramco Oil Company in Jizan with Qaher-I ballistic missiles.
“The (Qaher-I) missile precisely hit Aramco oil company on Monday night,” Yemeni Army Spokesman Brigadier General Sharaf Luqman said on Tuesday.
He reiterated that the Yemeni missile attack came in retaliation to the Saudi-led aggressors’ violation of UN-sponsored ceasefire, but did not give further details about the damages caused on the Aramco Company.
On Sunday, the Saudi airstrikes continued against civilian targets in different regions of Yemen’s Sa’ada province in violation of the seven-day ceasefire announced earlier.
The Saudi-led coalition fired 40 rockets on the regions of Al-Zaher and Shada in Sa’ada province concurrent with the sixth day of peace talks in Switzerland.
Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition also pounded Ta’iz province in violation of the truce.
The Saudi warplanes also hit the Western parts of the city of Sana’a on Sunday.
Saudi Arabia’s violation of the ceasefire comes while the peace negotiations were underway in Switzerland.
Ryiadh has been violating the truce ever since it came into force 6 days ago. In response, the Yemeni army and popular forces respond to Saudi Arabia’s daily violations with missile fires.
On Sunday, the Yemeni army and popular forces destroyed the Saudi military positions in the province of Ma’rib with their new Qaher-I ballistic missiles, killing tens of the kingdom’s forces.
The first Qaher-I missile hit Al-Tawwal border crossing in Saudi Arabia and the second missile targeted the Saudi-led special forces’ military base, destroying several Apache helicopters and spying drones in Safer region of Ma’rib province.
The Saudi-led forces’ drone control unit and several armored vehicles were destroyed during the Yemeni missile attack.
On Saturday, the Saudi-led Coalition Forces and pro-Hadi militias suffered another devastating blow when a Tochka ballistic missile hit their camp in Ma’rib province, and killed over 180 troops, including Saudi and UAE officers.
An ammunition depot and two Apache helicopters of the pro-Saudi aggressors were also destroyed in the Yemeni ballistic missile strikes in Southern Yemen that came in response to airstrikes on residential areas by the Saudi-led coalition warplanes on Friday and Saturday.
At least 180 Saudi and UAE military men as well as forces loyal to the former fugitive president Mansour Hadi were killed in the attack on Saudi-led forces’ military camp in the Ma’rib province.
Also on Friday, the Yemeni army and popular forces conducted several retaliatory missile attacks against Saudi Arabia’s Key military bases and positions in Jizan province, inflicting heavy losses on the kingdom’s forces.
Yemen’s Tochka ballistic missiles hit the Saudi army’s gathering centers in Jizan province.
The Yemeni forces also fired a Qaher-I missile at Saudi forces’ bases in Najran on Friday.
The missile attacks came in response to the violation of truce by the Saudi bomb strikes.
On December 15, the Yemeni missiles destroyed the command center of Saudi border guards in Asir province.
Meantime, the Yemeni missiles hit the Saudi governmental buildings in al-Rabou’a region of Asir province.
The Yemeni army also fired 52 rockets at the border regions of Alab, al-Sheibani, al-Hazar and al-Thurein in Asir province.
On December 14, Yemeni forces hit Jizan airport in Southern Saudi Arabia with their new surface-to-surface ballistic missiles.
“The Qaher-I missile precisely hit the target, the Jizan airport; the third such missile used in the past 24 hours to target military positions in Southern Saudi Arabia,” Yemeni military sources told FNA.
The first Qaher-I ballistic missiles targeted Khalid bin Abdulaziz air base in Asir province in Southwestern Saudi Arabia on December 13.
The second ballistic missile hit the Saudi-led coalition’s command headquarters in Sha’ab al-Jen region near Bab al-Mandeb in Ta’iz province. Over 150 coalition servicemen, including 23 Saudi troops, 9 UAE officers and soldiers, seven Moroccan officers and 42 Blackwater troops were killed in the second attack.
The burnt bodies of 146 Saudi-led military troops were transferred to the city of Aden and Saudi Arabia sent a warship to Ta’iz to transfer the wounded from Bab al-Mandeb region.
The Saudi-led forces sustained heavy casualties in the Yemeni army’s missile attack on the Bab al-Mandeb region in Southwestern Yemen.
On December 9, the Yemeni forces launched missile attacks on the Saudi military bases in Jizan province with their new home-made missiles named ‘Cry’.
The Yemeni missiles destroyed al-Ain al-Harreh and al-Salah military bases in Jizan province, inflicting heavy losses on the Saudi army.
The Yemeni army and popular forces also hit al-Ramzeh military center in Jizan province, killing tens of Saudi military men and their vehicles.
The Yemeni forces also hit several Saudi military centers in the Southern parts of Al-Khuba region.
On December 5, the Yemeni army and popular forces destroyed a large number of military posts and centers in three provinces in Southern Saudi Arabia.
The Yemeni forces’ missile and artillery fire has destroyed tens of Saudi military sites in Najran, Jizan and Asir provinces over past week.
A large number of Saudi troops have been killed and many more wounded in the Yemeni forces’ retaliatory attacks on their positions.
Also on December 5, FNA dispatches said that the Yemeni army and popular forces continued their nonstop advances on the Saudi soil and seized several military bases and sites in Saudi Arabia’s Southern provinces after heavy clashes with the kingdom’s troops.
The Yemeni forces captured a number of Saudi military bases in Jizan province, Yemeni Army Commander Ebrahim Moussa al-Hamdani told FNA.
Al-Hamdani noted that the army and popular forces also seized the Riyadh government’s strategic military positions in Najran province after several hours of clashes with the Saudi forces, seizing heavy machinery and a large cache of weapons and military tools, including mortar-launchers.