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Yemeni forces target Saudi mercenaries with ballistic missile

18 January 2016 10:08


Yemeni army troopers, backed by fighters from the allied popular committees, have reportedly carried out a missile attack against a hideout of Saudi foreign mercenaries in Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib.

A military source, requesting anonymity, said Yemeni forces launched an OTR-21 Tochka tactical ballistic missile at the al-Bairaq base late on Sunday, killing an unspecified number of Saudi and Emirati soldiers as well as members of Academi, the American security services training company, formerly known as Blackwater, Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported.

The source added that the command center of the Saudi-led forces and several reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed in the attack.

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