Dozens of Saudi-backed fighters were killed in a new ballistic missile strike on a position near the Saudi border, the Houthis claimed on July 10.
The Yemeni group’s spokesman, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, said that the Yemeni Missile Force had launched a Badir-F precision-guided tactical ballistic missile at a gathering of Saudi-led coalition troops near the Yemeni area of Albuqa, south of Saudi Arabia’s Najran. The spokesman claimed that 45 Saudi-backed fighters were killed in the attack.
“Ambulances were spotted transporting the dead and wounded to hospitals in Najran amid a state of confusion and panic among the forces of aggression,” Brig. Gen. Sari said.
The Badir-F does have a range of 160km with a high-accuracy. The ballistic missile is armed with a heavy high-explosive fragmentation [HE-FRAG] warhead equipped with a laser proximity fuze, which allow it to explode over its designated target.
The Saudi-led coalition has not commented on the new strike, so far. Usually, this means that the missile hit its target.