TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemen’s army fired a ballistic missile at a strategic port in Saudi Arabia'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 Jizan’s port late on Wednesday, Saba news agency reported.

Yemen’s army and the Houthi Ansarullah movement have fired a salvo of missiles at Saudi Arabia in recent months, including the capital Riyadh, while the kingdom launched thousands of airstrikes on Yemen, killing hundreds of civilians at hospitals, schools and markets. 

Riyadh frequently reports intercepting missiles fired from Yemen, but various reports have pointed out that US-made Patriot interceptors were repeatedly failing against the counterattacks. 

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.