On May 6, the Yemeni Missiles Force [loyal to the Houthis] announced that it had shelled several positions of the Saudi Army in the southern Saudi provinces of Jizan, Asir and Najran with Grad and Zilzal-2 rockets. A Qaher M2 medium range ballistic missile was also launched by the Yemeni Missiles Force at a position of the Saudi-led coalition in the Mawza district of the western Yemeni province of Taiz.
An official in the Yemeni Missiles Force told the Yemeni al-Masirah TV that the missile strikes are aimed at deterring the Saudi-led coalition. During the last 24 hours, the coalition’s warplanes stepped up its aerial operations over Yemen and conducted dozens of airstrikes on the Houthis’ positions.
Meanwhile, the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF) announced that its Patriot surface-to-air missile systems had successfully intercepted two “ballistic missiles” over Najran province. The RSADF also revealed that both of the missiles had been launched from the northern Yemeni province of Saada, the heartland of the Houthis.
The intensified missile strikes by the Houthis and the Saudi-led coalition could prove that the Yemeni crisis is still far away from any political solution.