Yemeni forces fire ballistic missile at Saudi military facility
Yemen's Ansarullah movement says it has fired a ballistic missile at a Special Forces camp and a facility for gunships in the Southwestern Saudi border Province of Najran.
According to Press TV, Ansarullah announced on Thursday that the projectile was a Qaher M-2 ballistic missile, without providing further details.
Saudi Arabia, backed by a coalition of its allies, started the war on Yemen in March 2015, hoping that with blunt force, it would be able to restore power in a matter of weeks to a former Riyadh-friendly Yemeni regime.
The Saudi regime has, however, been unable to accomplish the objectives of its military aggression some three years into the war, which has claimed around 14,000 lives.
Despite the coalition’s superior aggregate military power, Riyadh has been bogged down in the war against mostly tribal fighters with limited fighting equipment.
Saudi Arabia, already economically challenged, has decided to pay out an extra 5,000 Saudi riyals (1,333 US dollars) monthly to the troops fighting on the front lines in the war on Yemen, where reports have painted a grim picture of the Saudi-led military personnel’s morale.