• Yemen fires homegrown ballistic missile at Saudi led forces positions

    The forces of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees, in a retaliatory attack against the Saudi-led coalition, fired a domestically made missile at the Riyadh-backed militants in the West Coast region, local reports said.

    The Yemeni forces hit the positions of the Saudi mercenaries with a “Badr P-1” ballistic missile, inflicting heavy casualties on them, the Arabic-language al-Masirah TV reported.

    The attack came after the Saudi fighter jets bombarded a residential house in al-Karamah, a village in the Yemeni province of Hudaydah, injuring 8 civilians, three of whom are in critical conditions.

    The local TV also reported on Friday that a new offensive by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s al-Mina District, killed one civilian and injured five others, including two women and a child.

    Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than three-and-a-half 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 carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

    The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured until then. The war and the accompanying blockade have also caused famine across Yemen.

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