TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Yemen’s army and Popular Committees, in a retaliatory attack against the Saudi-led coalition, fired a homegrown ballistic missile at a military base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern province of Jizan, local reports said.
The missile command of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees targeted a Saudi garrison in Jizan with a ballistic missile dubbed “Zelzal-1”, a military source said on Thursday, according to the Arabic-language al-Masirah TV.
The missile precisely hit its target, killing and injuring of a number of enemy forces, the source went on to say.
The attack against the Saudi-led forces came in retaliation for the continued massacre of civilians and destruction of Yemen’s infrastructure by the coalition led by the Riyadh regime.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than four 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.
Official UN figures say that more than 15,000 people have been killed in Yemen since the Saudi-led bombing campaign began.
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.