On March 14, a missile launched by the Houthis (Ansar Allah) from the central Yemen province of Ibb fell short hitting a mountain.
According to several Yemeni sources, the missile was launched by the Houthis from the Central Security Camp in the area of Shabban to the south of Ibb city center. The missile was launched in the direction of the city of Taiz, which is held by Saudi-backed forces.
Seconds after the launch, the missile malfunctioned and hit the western side of the al-Naqlin Mount in the outskirts of Ibb city. A large explosion was heard. However, no material losses or casualties were reported by locals.
تستمر الميليشيات #الحوثية في تعريض حياة ملايين السكان للخطر من خلال تحويل المدن إلى منصات لإطلاق الصواريخ.. وليس آخرها إطلاق صاروخ من مدينة #إب سقط بعد إطلاقه بمنطقة قريبة وبعد ساعات من صاروخ مماثل استهدف مدرسة في منطقة الكدحة غربي #تعز خلف شهداء وجرحى pic.twitter.com/PfLXpYkOZt
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A day earlier, a similar missile was launched from the Central Security Camp in Ibb towards Taiz. However, no impact was reported.
The Houthis’ missile force produces and operates an array of ballistic missiles and precision-guided artillery rockets. Recently, the Yemeni group unveiled two new precision-guided missiles, the Saeer and Qasim-2, as well as the Quds-2 cruise missile.
During the war in Yemen, the missiles and rockets produced by the Houthis proved to be effective. However, just like any military system, they fail time to time. Last November, a rocket crashed near the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.
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