Yemeni missile ‘targets zionist Saudi military base’
Yemeni forces have targeted a military camp in Saudi Arabia’s extreme southwest in a missile attack.
The missile successfully struck the al-Montazah military base in the Zahran district of Saudi Arabia’s Asir region, which borders Yemen, on Monday, Yemen’s al-Masirah TV reported.
There were no reports of possible casualties or damage.
The Yemeni forces have been staging recurrent retaliatory attacks against Saudi Arabia, which has been waging a war on the country since March 2015. The war, which has killed more than 10,000 in Yemen, was launched in an unsuccessful attempt to restore power to Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a Saudi ally who has resigned as Yemen’s president but seeks to forcefully return to power.
Back in August, Yemen’s Khabar news agency reported that Saudi Arabia had launched a forced evacuation of locals in its southwestern Jizan region as Yemeni forces advanced into the Saudi territory in other retaliatory raids.
Later in the month, Yemeni forces fired ballistic missiles at facilities belonging to the Saudi state oil giant Aramco in Jizan, causing considerable damage to the company’s properties. Also in August, it was reported that Yemeni army snipers had killed three Saudi troops inside Saudi Arabia as part of retaliatory operations.
Al-Masirah reported last Saturday that Yemeni forces had targeted and destroyed an Emirati military vessel in a rocket attack near the Red Sea port city of Mokha. Abu Dhabi has been assisting Riyadh in the war against Yemen.
In a separate development, Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi, the leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, which has been defending the country against the Saudi invasion, has said that Saudi Arabia and the United States have an eye on the country’s eastern parts.
He added that some “to whom the deaths of Yemeni women and children is unimportant” were, meanwhile, “encouraging Saudi Arabia to destroy Yemen by eulogizing the kingdom.”
Yemenis, Houthi concluded, had to be patient in the face of the Saudis and the Americans “and preserve their unity so they can bring about a bright future for themselves.”