Sana’a: Yemeni forces say they have managed to kill 120 troops working for Saudi Arabia spearheading a war on Yemen in a ballistic missile attack in the country’s Central Province of Ma’rib.
Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah news website reported the Yemeni army, backed by popular committees loyal to the Ansarullah movement, targeted a military camp with a Tochka ballistic missile on Friday afternoon, adding that a number of Saudi soldiers were among the dead.
Earlier in the day, Yemeni forces also launched two other ballistic missiles towards military bases in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Najran region. One of them, a Tochka missile, was intercepted by Saudi forces in the Yemeni airspace and fell in the vicinity of Ma’rib city. The other one, a Yemeni ballistic missile named Qaher 1, hit a desert area eastwards of the city of Najran.
According to the Saudi Press Agency, the Saudi Coalition Forces Command confirmed the news in a statement without mentioning the number of casualties and the extent of damage inflicted.
Yemenis carry out these attacks in retaliation for Saudi strikes, launched with the aim of undermining Ansarullah movement and bringing back to power the country’s fugitive former President, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.
Meanwhile, tribal sources in the Province of Jawf said on Friday that pro-Hadi militants seized control of the provincial capital of Hazm, taking advantage of the UN-backed ceasefire amid ongoing peace talks on the conflict in the Arab state.