TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemeni forces released footage of a large-scale ballistic missile attack against Saudi targets in capital Riyadh in retaliation for the devastating military campaign that the Saudi regime and its allies are waging on Yemen.
The media bureau of the Ansarullah movement released the video showing Yemeni troops firing a domestically-developed Zolfaqar ballistic missile that struck King Khalid International Airport, located 35 kilometers north of Riyadh, on Saturday.
The spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree said in a press conference on Sunday that Yemeni army troops and allied popular fighters had targeted the Saudi soil with 15 unmanned aerial vehicles and a ballistic missile as part of “the 5th Operation of Balanced Deterrence.”
He said sensitive positions and places in the Saudi capital Riyadh were struck with a Zolfaqar ballistic missile and nine Sammad-3 (Invincible-3) combat drones.
Saree noted that six Qasef-2K (Striker-2K) combat drones had also hit designated military targets inside Abha and Khamis Mushait cities in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern province of Asir.
“As long as the attacks and siege on our country [Yemen] continue, our operations will continue and will be more extensive,” he added.
Meanwhile, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported early on Tuesday that a missile launched by Yemeni armed forces had struck the Jizan region of southwestern Saudi Arabia.
The spokesman for the Directorate of Civil Defense in Jizan, Colonel Mohammed bin Yahya al-Ghamdi, claimed the projectile had fallen in a street, resulting in the injury of five people.
They included three Saudis and two Yemeni nationals, he said. They suffered moderate injuries due to shrapnel and were transferred to hospital to receive medical care.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched the war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, back to power and crushing the popular Ansarullah movement.
The Yemeni armed forces and allied popular groups have gone from strength to strength against the Saudi-led invaders, and successfully defended Yemen against the aggression, leaving Riyadh and its allies bogged down in the country.