Yemeni forces have launched at least five domestically-produced missiles to position of Saudi-led mercenaries in the southern provinces of Najran and Asir.
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Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah news website, citing a spokesman for the Yemeni army, reported that Yemeni missile defense units targeted the gatherings of the Saudi-led mercenaries in the al-Sadis area in Najran with two Zelzal-1 (Earthquake-1) missiles on Tuesday.
The report added that Yemeni forces also hit similar gatherings of Saudi-led mercenaries in the mountainous al-Majaz area of Asir with three missiles of the same type.
The source also told al-Masirah that all missiles successfully hit their designated targets, leaving an unspecified number of mercenaries either dead or wounded.
On Sunday, Yemeni forces pounded gatherings of Saudi-led mercenaries in al-Sadis and al-Soh areas in Najran with four Zelzal-1 missiles, and a day earlier, they hit a newly-built military base in the southern parts of the Saqqam area in Najran with a Badr-F ballistic missile.
Separately on Tuesday, Yemeni snipers also shot dead at least six Saudi-led mercenaries in al-Sadis area and five others in the vicinity of Qais mountain in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern province of Jizan.
Yemeni forces regularly target positions inside Saudi Arabia in retaliation for the Saudi-led war on Yemen, which began in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall a former regime and eliminate the Houthi Ansarullah movement, which has been defending the country along with the armed forces.
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 years-long military aggression has also taken a heavy toll on Yemen’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The United Nations has warned that more than 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.