Yemeni forces target airport on Saudi soil with ballistic missile

Yemeni forces target airport on Saudi soil with ballistic missile
19 Apr

Yemeni forces have targeted an airport in Saudi Arabia with a domestically-manufactured ballistic missile.

According to Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network on Wednesday, the missile was launched at Jizan region’s airport.

The attack came several hours after Yemeni forces targeted a power plant in the kingdom’s Najran region.

According to a Yemeni military source, the missile successfully hit its target.

Earlier in the day, Yemeni forces targeted a Saudi mercenary camp in Najran with rocket and artillery fire, killing and wounding a large number of its occupants.

Yemen’s air defenses also downed a US made drone over the port of Hudaydah.

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Yemeni forces carry out such attacks in retaliation for Saudi Arabia’s aggression against the war torn country which was launched  in March 2015 in support of Yemen’s former Riyadh-friendly government and against the country’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of an effective administration.

Smoke billows following an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting the al-Dailami air base, in the capital Sana’a on April 5, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

On Monday, At least six civilians were killed and several others wounded when Saudi warplanes conducted multiple airstrikes against residential areas across war-ravaged Yemen.

At least six civilians have been killed in fresh Saudi airstrikes across war-torn Yemen.

The offensive has, however, achieved neither of its goals despite the spending of billions of petrodollars and the enlisting of Saudi Arabia’s regional and Western allies.

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