TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemen’s army fired a ballistic missile at the Saudi state oil giant Aramco's headquarters in the kingdom's southwestern Jizan region in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s relentless airstrikes against the impoverished Arab country.
The Badr 1 short-range ballistic missile was fired at Aramco's premises in Jizan late on Wednesday, Saba news agency reported.
It quoted a Yemeni military official as saying that the missile had hit its target.
Shortly after the announcement, however, the kingdom's state-run al-Ekhbariya television network claimed that the missile was downed by the Saudi air defenses over the skies above the region.
The attack came after Saudi jets recently conducted three raids against refugee camps in al-Hali and Ras mountain districts in Yemen's western coastal province of Hudaydah, killing and injuring scores of people.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for over 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 Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Over 14,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.