Aug 09, 2018 07:37 Asia/Tehran
  • 12 Saudi soldiers killed or injured by Yemeni missile

The Yemeni army’s missile unit and popular committees hit the Saudi Arabian industrial city of Jizan in southwest of the country on Wednesday night, killing one and injuring 11 Saudi military personnel.

Iran Press- According to Al-Massira News Network, a home-made Yemeni ballistic missile, ‘Badr 1’ , was fired at the Saudi border city of Jizan.

Confirming the attack, Saudi media claimed the Saudi Army’s air defense unit had tracked and intercepted the missile.

This is the second time that the city comes under attack as it was targeted on June 6 as well by a Yemeni missile.

Yemen has frequently targeted Saudi sites in response to the Saudi-led Coalition’s merciless offensives against Yemen. More than three years have passed since Saudi Arabia launched its military aggression against Yemen, an impoverished neighbour.

The military attack has not only failed to eliminate the fledgling popular revolution in Yemen, but has also entangled the two active members of the coalition -- Saudi Arabia and UAE -- in a very costly  war with no end in sight.

Last month, the Yemeni television network, Al-Masirah, reported that the Yemeni army and popular committees fired a ballistic missile at Jizan airport in Saudi Arabia.

Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition led by the Saudi regime for nearly over three years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been launching deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Nearly 14,000 Yemenis, including 5,000 women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.

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