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Yemeni Army Hits Saudi Mercenaries’ Positions with Homegrown Missile

he Yemeni army and popular committees hit the Saudi-led forces’ positions with a domestically-manufactured missile in the kingdom’s southwestern and border region of Asir, killing and injuring a number of Saudi mercenaries.

The Yemeni forces targeted enemy positions with a homegrown missile dubbed “Zelzal-1” (Earthquake-1) in the Alab border crossing in Asir region in retaliation for the continued attacks on civilians by the Saudi-led coalition in the Arabian Peninsula country, the Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported on Tuesday.

An unnamed military source said following the missile attack, a number of mercenaries of the Saudi army were killed and injured, according to the report.

Separately, the Yemeni army shelled two Saudi military bases in the kingdom’s southwestern border region of Najran, leaving large groups of Saudi soldiers dead and injured.

The Yemeni forces had previously targeted Saudi positions with ballistic missiles named “Qaher-1”, which has a range of 500 kilometers.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been launching deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

At least 11,000 Yemenis, including women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.

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