On March 6, the Yemeni Missiles Force [loyal to the Houthis] launched a Badir-1P precision-guided rocket at a gathering of Saudi-backed forces in the desert of Midi in northwestern Yemen.
The Badir-1P, which was revealed on October 27, is an INS\GPS guided version of the Badir-1 solid fuel artillery rocket. Experts believe that the Badir-1 family is derived from the Iranian-made Fajir-5 rocket.
Saudi-backed media did not comment on the Yemeni missiles Force’s claims. This usually means that the attack was successful.
The March 6 strike was the second rocket attack by the Houthis since the beginning of this month. On March 3, a Badir-1P rocket was launched at a position of the Saudi-led coalition also in the Midi desert. Back then, the coalition’s air defense force failed to intercept the missile.
The Midi desert is located in a strategic area along Yemen’s border with the Saudi province of Jizan. Since the outbreak of the war in 2015, the Saudi-led coalition has been trying to impose control of the desert. However, the Houthis and their allies are successfully holding onto their remaining positions there.