News ID: 255812
Published: 0447 GMT July 14, 2019

Yemeni missiles, rockets hit targets inside Saudi Arabia

Yemeni missiles, rockets hit targets inside Saudi Arabia

Yemeni forces have fired several missiles and artillery shells at Saudi Arabia’s southern Najran region in retaliation for the years-long Saudi-led war on their country.

Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah news website, citing unnamed military officials, reported that a number of domestically-manufactured Zelzal-1 (Earthquake-1) missiles had successfully hit a gathering of Saudi-led mercenaries near the al-Sadis military base on Sunday, leaving an unspecified number of casualties, Presstv Reported.

It added that Yemeni artillery fire also pounded the same area.

Separately, Yemeni forces fired a volley of Katyusha rockets and artillery shells on another gathering of Saudi-led mercenaries, near the al-Khazra border crossing, inflicting damage on their hardware, the report further said, adding that the attack also left an unspecified number of casualties.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its allies launched a military campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing a former regime to power.

The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the Saudi-led war has claimed the lives of over 60,000 Yemenis since January 2016.

The war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The United Nations says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.

 

 

   
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