TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemen’s army fired a ballistic missile at the positions of Saudi-backed mercenaries in the Arab country’s Ma’rib province, military sources said.

According to the sources, the “Qaher M2” homegrown ballistic missile hit a military camp occupied by the mercenaries, inflicting major losses on them, Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television network reported.

The attack was carried out in retaliation for the Saudi-led coalition’s relentless airstrikes on Yemeni civilians.

The Yemeni army and Popular Committees have also launched missile attacks against targets inside Saudi Arabia.

Last week, spokesman of the coalition forces Col. Turki Bin Saleh Al-Malki said 83 ballistic missiles had been fired toward Saudi Arabia by then.

Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for almost three years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, an ally of Riyadh.

Over 14,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.