The Houthis targeted on September 6 a Saudi airport and a key military camp in the Kingdom’s southern province of Najran.
Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, said that Najran Regional Airport was targeted with a Badir-1 artillery rocket. The spokesman claimed that the airport was placed out of service as a result of the rocket “precision” strike.
The second target was a military camp of the Saudi-led coalition near the al-Sudais mountain. Brig. Gen. Sari said that the camp was targeted with a new ballistic missile dubbed Qasim. The missile was first used by the Yemeni group on August 27.
“This strike came after a careful intelligence operation, where the enemy was preparing large attacks on the border positions of the army and popular committees [official name of the Houthis’ military wing],” the spokesman said.
The Saudi-led coalition confirmed that the Houthis had launched two “ballistic missiles.” However, it said that one of the missiles landed in the northern Yemeni province of Saada, while the other was supposedly interpreted over Saudi Arabia.
In the last two months, the Houthis stepped up their attacks on Saudi facilities and military sites. The Yemeni group used precision-guided missiles, suicide drones and even cruise missiles.