The Yemeni army forces have fired a ballistic missile at a strategic economic target in the west coast in retaliation to the US-Saudi-led coalition regime’s devastating military campaign against their impoverished country.
They fired a ballistic missile, Tushka, on gatherings of the coalition paid fighters in the western coast front. The missile hit the target accurately, inflicting heavy losses amid the paid fighters.
Yesterday, A Yemeni military source said the short-range Badr-1 missile struck Jazan Economic City, located 967 kilometers southwest of the capital Riyadh, with great precision.
Earlier in the same day, they had fired a ballistic missile at the supply depots of Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in the country’s western coastal province of Hudaydah.
For its part, the coalition killed a woman and injured her husband and daughter with rockets and artillery bombing on the houses of a citizen in Razih district, in Saada governorate. In addition, the coalition rocketry and artillery bombing targeted the residential areas of the different areas of Shida and Menbh border district, causing damage to the property of citizens.
The crimes committed by the coalition against citizens in the city of Zabid, Hodeidah province, yesterday, killed and wounded 13 people.
Furthermore, a truck driver was killed and another civilian was injured after the targeting of two trucks in the area of Qubaytah in Lahj province. According to a local source for the convoy, a truck driver was killed and another citizen injured after the targeting of the US-Saudi aggression of two trucks in the market, Monday.
From Socotra to Al-Mahrah, crises are still affecting the Arab Coalition in Yemen, specifically Saudi Arabia and the UAE, against the backdrop of peaceful sit-ins and demonstrations demanding Saudi Arabia to leave the latter.
The Leader of the Yemeni Revolution, Sayyed Abdulmalik al-Houthi, said Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are seeking to pave the way for Zionism to completely control the Red Sea.
In a statement, the leader said both Gulf states, which led a US-backed military coalition, are using the United Nations and its UN envoy as an umbrella to seize control the port city of Hodeidah through baseless justifications.
A military source said that UAE troopers keep chasing southerners from public places to fight in favor of them in the West Coast.
Hodeidah is a strategic port city which should be supporting more than 20 million Yemenis. It should be the source of at least 70 percent of all imports to Yemen,” Suze van Meegen, a protection and advocacy adviser with the Norwegian Refugee Council, told AFP. The US-Saudi-led coalition has been eager to retake from Yemeni joint forces control, according to Yemeni officials. But the former UN special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheik, warned against attacking the port city over potential catastrophic consequences to Yemen last year. Martin Griffiths, the new special envoy to Yemen, echoed the same concern over attacking Hudaydah at the UN Security Council.
The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the Saudi-led war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured since March 2015.
The United Nations says a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in need of food aid, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger.
The UN health agency has warned about the “critical” conditions of civilians in Yemen’s Hudaydah, which has been subject to the coalition for weeks, saying military operations in the key port city threaten over 70 percent of the population who are in need of relief aid.