On November 28, the Yemeni Missile Force [loyal to the Houthis] launched a “salvo” of Badir-1 artillery rockets on a helicopter base of the Saudi military in the Kingdom’s southern province of Nijan.
This was the first missile attack since the Houthis halted their missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia and UAE territories earlier this month.
The Yemeni Missiles Force said that several Apache attack helicopters of the Saudi military were destroyed in the rocket strike along with an ammo depot. Furthermore, some Saudi pilots were reportedly killed.
According to experts, the Badir-1, which was first revealed on March 22, is copy of the Iranian-made solid fuel artillery rocket, Fajir-5. An INS\GPS guided copy of the rocket, named “Badir-1P,” was presented last month.
The Saudi-led coalition has not commented on the Yemeni Missile Force’s claims so far, which confirms that the rockets hit their targets successfully.
The Houthis decision to resume their attacks on Saudi territory was likely provoked by the recent attacks of the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni provinces of Sadaa, Sanaa and Ma’rib.