TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The forces of the Yemeni army early on Tuesday targeted the positions of Saudi mercenaries in the province of Dhale in the southwest of Yemen with a homemade ballistic missile dubbed “Badr-1”.

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A military source told Yemen’s Al-Masirah news that the missile unit of the army fired the ballistic missile type “Badr-1-P” on a gathering of Saudi-backed mercenaries in Dhale province.

The source confirmed that the ballistic missile strike was accurately carried out and led to injuries and deaths of dozens of Saudi-backed forces and mercenaries in the region.

According to Al-Masirah,Bader P-1 is a Yemeni domestically-designed, short-range and solid-propellant missile with a pinpoint accuracy of 3 meters.

Official UN figures say that more than 15,000 people have been killed in Yemen since the Saudi-led bombing campaign began in March 2015.

The Saudi war has impacted over seven million children in Yemen who now face a serious threat of famine, according to UNICEF figures. Over 6,000 children have either been killed or sustained serious injuries since 2015, UN children’s agency said. The humanitarian situation in the country has also been exacerbated by outbreaks of cholera, polio, and measles.