On September 5, the Yemeni Missiles Force [loyal to the Houthis] announced that it had launched 4 Badir-1 “ballistic missiles” at a refinery of the Saudi Aramco oil company and several petrochemical factories in the southwestern kingdom’s city of Jizan.
Minutes after the Yemeni Missiles Force announcement, a spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition, Colonel Turki al-Malaki, said that the Royal Saudi Air Defense Force (RSAD) tracked and intercepted a “ballistic missile” of the Houthis, which was heading towards Jizan. Col al-Malaki added that debris from the interception injured 23 civilians in the city.
The Yemeni al-Masirah TV reported that loud explosions were heard in Jizan, which may mean that the other three rockets managed to reach their targets.
Usually, the Saudi-led coalition responds to such strikes by targeting key positions of the Houthis in the northern Yemeni province of Saada, where most of the Yemeni Missiles Force assets are located.
HINT: According to experts, 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 Yemeni Missiles Force claims that the rocket has a high accuracy and a speed over 4,5 Mach.