Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have fired a salvo of domestically-designed and -developed ballistic missiles at “economic targets” in the Saudi capital city of Riyadh in retaliation to the Al Saud’s devastating military aggression against their impoverished country.
Yemen’s Joint Operations Command, in a statement released on Wednesday, announced that the long-range missiles struck the designated targets with great precision, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.
Four blasts were heard in the central part of Riyadh, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
Saudi authorities later claimed that its air defense systems had intercepted the missiles in the skies over the capital.
A military spokesman for the Houthi Ansarullah movement, Colonel Aziz Rashed, said the missile attack marked “a new phase” and was revenge for Saudi airstrikes on Yemen.
“There will be more salvos until this enemy is deterred, understands the meaning of the Yemeni might and ceases its crimes,” he pointed out.
Separately, a child lost his life and a couple sustained injuries when a cluster bomb went off in the Razih district of Yemen’s mountainous northwestern province of Sa’ada.
Cluster munitions, which are banned by more than 100 countries, present an enormous danger to civilians.