Yemeni forces attack Saudi military base in Najran with ballistic missile
The Yemeni army's missile units, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have retaliated against the Saudi-led coalition's devastating attacks on Yemen by firing another homegrown ballistic missile on a Saudi military base in Najran.
The short-range Badr-1 missile hit a newly-built base in the southern Saudi region of Najran with high precision, a military source close to the Yemeni army told the Arabic-language al-Masirah television network on Thursday night.
The missile attack inflicted casualties on the Saudi enemy and caused material damage to the base, the source said.
In recent months, Yemeni forces have in several cases managed to target Saudi positions using their domestically-manufactured missiles in retaliation for the Al Saud regime’s military campaign against their war-torn homeland.
Meanwhile, the Ansarullah movement and its voluntary forces are engaged in fierce clashes with Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Yemen's former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in the strategic Hudaydah province in western Yemen.
In the most recent clashes, Yemeni troops and their allies launched attacks against the gatherings of Saudi mercenaries in the Kilo 16 district of Hudaydah, killing more than 45 of them and injuring several others, the media bureau of Yemen’s Operations Command Center announced in a statement on Thursday.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its Arab allies waged a devastating military attack against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of reinstalling Hadi and crushing the Ansarullah movement.
The campaign has so far martyred some 15,000 Yemenis and injured thousands more. Over 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the UN has described as the world's worst humanitarian disaster.