On August 25, the Yemeni Missiles Force [loyal to the Houthis] announced that it had launched a Badir-1 “ballistic missile” at a camp of the Saudi military in the southern kingdom’s province of Najran. According to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV, this strike is a part of the “response and deter” policy of the Houthis and their allies.
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 rocket has a high accuracy and a speed over 4,5 Mach, according to the Yemeni Missiles Force.
Minutes later, the al-Arabiya TV reported that the Royal Saudi Air Defense Force (RSAD) tracked and intercepted a “ballistic missile” of the Houthis over the southern province of Jizan, west of Najran. According to the UAE-based TV channel, the Houthis have launched 181 “ballistic missiles” at Saudi Arabia since the outbreak of the Yemeni war.
The Saudi-led coalition usually respond to these missile strikes by bombing positions of the Houthis in the northern Yemeni province of Saada. However, this is not enough to stop missile strikes by the Houthis.