TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemeni troops fired multiple ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia’s Najran airport in the southwest of the kingdom on Tuesday morning in retaliation for the regime’s ongoing aggression against the impoverished Arab country.
“The missiles hit the military targets in the airport with Badr-1 missiles and caused suspension of the air traffic,” The spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said in a brief statement, according to Arabic-language al-Masirah television network.
The attacks came in response to the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen, the spokesman said, noting that Riyadh had carried out 52 airstrikes over the past hours.
He added that the Yemeni forces had taken all necessary measures to avoid civilian casualties.
Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the war on Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall the Riyadh-allied former regime and crush the Houthi Ansarullah movement — objectives that have failed to materialize due to Yemenis’ stiff resistance.
Since the war began, there have been tens of thousands of civilian casualties. Millions of Yemenis now subsist beneath the poverty line and hundreds of thousands of children are suffering and dying from malnutrition.
The Western-backed military aggression, coupled with a naval blockade, has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and led to a massive humanitarian crisis.