Yemeni army forces, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have fired a domestically-manufactured ballistic missile at a military base in Arabic Peninsula’s southwestern region of Asir in retaliation for the Saudi regime’s military campaign against the crisis-hit country, Yemeni media report.
Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported on Monday that al-Jarbah Base in Dhahran district had been targeted with short-range Badr-1 missile, adding that the projectile had hit the designated target with great precision.
The report added that the missile also inflicted heavy damage to the camp, killing and wounding an unspecified number of Saudi troopers.
The development came a day after Yemeni forces fired a ballistic missile at another military base in the kingdom’s southwestern border region of Jizan.
Meanwhile, the Yemeni army targeted Talah military base in Saudi southern region of Najran with multiple rockets and mortar shells, inflicting damage to the base.
Furthermore, a number of Saudi mercenary forces were killed in Kersh district of Yemen’s southwestern province of Lahij after Yemeni troops launched an attack against their positions. Separately, scores of Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi were killed or wounded when Yemeni troops and their allies attacked their position in the Hamir area of Wazi’iyah district in the southwestern Yemeni province of Ta’izz.
The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the Saudi-led war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured during the past three years.
The United Nations says a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in need of food aid, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger.
The Saudi aggression was launched in March 2015 in support of Yemen’s former Riyadh-friendly government and against the country’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of an effective administration.
The offensive has, however, achieved neither of its goals despite the spending of billions of petrodollars and the enlisting of Saudi Arabia’s regional and Western allies.