On June 8, the Yemeni Missiles Force [loyal to the Houthis] announced that it had launched a salvo of “ballistic missiles” at several bases of the Saudi military in the southern Saudi provinces of Najran and Asir.
The Yemeni Missiles Force didn’t reveal the type of the missiles, which had been used to target the Saudi military bases. However, experts believe that the Yemeni force used the locally-made Badir-1 solid fuel artillery rocket, which was first revealed on March 22.
Meanwhile, a spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition, Colonel Turki Al-Malaki, announced that the Royal Saudi Air Defense Force (RSAD) tracked two missiles launched by the Houthis from the northern Yemen province of Saada. According to Col. al-Malaki both missiles didn’t reach their targets in Saudi Arabia.
“At 18:46 today, the Saudi Royal Air Forces have monitored two ballistic missiles launched by the Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militias from inside the Yemeni territories (Saada Province) towards the Saudi territories, whereas the first has fallen down inside the Yemeni territories while the other fell down in an unpopulated desert. Thanks to God the Almighty, no harms inflicted from this act up to the issuance of this statement,” Al-Maliki said in an official statement, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Observers believe that the Saudi-led coalition will step up its military operations against the Houthis in the western Yemeni province of al-Hudaydah as a response to this new missile attack.