Yemeni army forces, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have hit a military camp in Saudi Arabia’s southern Najran region with a number of domestically-manufactured high-precision ballistic missiles in retaliation for the Saudi’s campaign of military aggression against the impoverished nation.
Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, citing unnamed military officials from the missile unit of the Yemeni army, reported on Thursday that Bir Askar camp had been hit with short-range and solid-propellant Badr P-1 missiles late Wednesday.
It added that the projectiles had struck the designated targets with precision, inflicting heavy damage on the hardware and equipment of the base, particularly on a number of US-made Apache helicopters belonging to the Saudi army. The explosions also triggered a huge fire, leading to more damage.
In a separate report, Yemen’s official Saba news agency, citing an unnamed military official, also said that one of the missiles had hit the pilots’ dormitory in the camp, killing an unspecified number of them.
Last month, the Yemeni army unveiled Badr P-1 ballistic missile, which is an upgrade of Badr-1 short-range ballistic missile, intended to precisely hit specific targets, minimize collateral damage and increase lethality against designated targets. Badr P-1 has a pinpoint accuracy of three meters, the army says.
In another development, Yemeni army troops, supported by fighters from Ansarullah movement, managed to retake several strategic positions held by Saudi-led forces in Yemen’s southwestern province of Lahij.
The major attack left a large number of Saudi-led mercenaries dead and destroyed considerable quantities of weapons and ammunition.
Furthermore, Yemeni soldiers launched an attack against positions held by Saudi-led mercenaries near the al-Alab border crossing in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern region of Asir.
The attack, which included a salvo of Katyusha rockets and artillery rounds, killed a considerable number of Saudi-led mercenaries, al-Masirah said in a separate report.