Houthis Launch “Ballistic Missile” At Airport In Southern Saudi Arabia

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Houthis Launch “Ballistic Missile” At Airport In Southern Saudi Arabia

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On July 19, the Yemeni Missiles Force [loyal to the Houthis] announced that it had launched a Badir-1 “ballistic missile” at the regional airport of the southern Saudi province of Jizan. According to the Yemeni al-Mishra TV, the attack is aimed at deterring the Saudi-led coalition.

The Badir-1, which was first revealed on March 22, is in fact a locally-made copy of the Iranian-made solid fuel artillery rocket, Fajir-3. The rocket has a high accuracy and a speed of over 4,5 Mach, according to the Yemeni Missiles Force.

Meanwhile, a spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition, Colonel Turki Al-Malaki, announced that the Royal Saudi Air Defense Force (RSAD) tracked and intercepted a “ballistic missile” of the Houthis over Jizan. Col. al-Malaki also revealed that the “missile” was launched from the northern Yemeni city of Saada.

“[the missile] was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas, as the RSADF have successfully intercepted and destroyed it without causing any injuries,” Col. al-Malaki said commenting on the rocket strike, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Since March, dozens of Badir-1 rockets have been launched at civilian and military targets in the southern Saudi provinces of Najran, Jizan and Asir. The Saudi-led coalition claims that all the rockets were successfully intercepted by the RSADF. However, the Houthis deny these claims.

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  • sinocentrist

    they still can’t take out the Houthis? Damn they’re incompetent

  • northerntruthseeker .

    Bravo to the brave and bold Houthi fighters against evil…. May we always remember them for their fight for freedom for the proud people of Yemen against horrific odds and evil…

  • Joaquin

    I guess at least a couple of this missiles reached its target. Anyone has information?

  • Empire’s Frontiers

    The humiliation of the effeminate Saudis is our privilege to observe.

  • Smaug

    You know, by definition a ballistic missile has a range of at least 5,500 miles.
    Then again, has the Houthis ever thought of firing a lot of rockets at once to saturate defenses? Or are they trying to milk as many headlines as possible?

    • Bob

      Indeed Smaug, as you well know, media headlines are an extension of any battlefield.

  • SurfaceBook

    As usual , when it is Yemen news , one will expect the hasbara 3 stooges coming in to distract the comment section by lies .. the usual suspects like smaug , wise gandalf and many more of their puppet IDs

  • VGA

    Didn’t hit shit again, huh?