The Yemeni Missiles Force [loyal to the Houthis] announced in an official statement on October 21 that it had launched a barrage of Grad rockets on a gathering of Saudi military troops in the southern Kingdom’s province of Jizan.
“The missiles force of the Mujahedeen of the army and the popular committees [the armed wing of the Houthis] targeted a gathering of Saudi soldiers in the camp of Ain al-Hara with rockets, causing fetal injuries in their ranks,” a source in the Yemeni Missiles Force told the al-Masirah TV.
The Houthis use of the Grad rockets, which have the range of less than 20km, indicates that the Yemeni group is holding advanced positions south of Jizan. This is very possible because the last few weeks witnessed several attacks by Houthi fighters on positions of the Saudi military in the province.
A day earlier, the Yemeni Missiles Force and Air Force targeted a headquarters of the UAE military in western Yemen with rockets and drones. The UAE claimed through its official news agency that the attack was repelled.
These attacks are clearly aimed at disturbing Saudi Arabia, which is facing unprecedented international pressure over the murder of Saudi Journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, an ally of the Houthis, called on the kingdom to put an end to the war in Yemen as a way to decrease the current pressure on it.