Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have hit two military targets in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern regions of Asir and Jizan with domestically-manufactured ballistic missiles in retaliation for the regime’s campaign of military aggression against the impoverished nation, a report says.
Yemen’s official Saba news agency, citing unnamed military officials, reported on Tuesday that a Zelzal-1 (Earthquake-1) missile successfully hit a gathering of Saudi-led mercenaries off Qais Mountain in Jizan and another missile of the same type hit a gathering of mercenaries in Wawa area of Asir with precision.
It added that both projectiles left an unspecified number of Saudi-led forces either killed or wounded.
Meanwhile, Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported that the Yemeni forces also hit another gathering of Saudi-led mercenaries and militiamen loyal to Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in the Helm military base near the city of Qa’atabah in the central province of Dali’ with another Zelzal-1 missile.
Additionally on Tuesday, Yemeni soldiers, backed by fighters of the Houthi Ansarullah movement, launched an attack against positions held by Saudi-led forces in the southwestern province of Ta’izz, inflicting casualties on them.
Leading a coalition of its allies, most prominently the UAE, Saudi Arabia invaded Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall Hadi, who had resigned amid popular discontent and fled to the Arab kingdom.
The aggression initially consisted of a bombing campaign but was later coupled with a naval blockade and the deployment of ground forces to Yemen.