UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – The Yemeni movement’s ballistic unit announced that it fired short-range Badr-1 missiles at the commercial district in the Najran region of southern Saudi Arabia. At the same time, Yemeni Army and People’s Committee forces dismissed the advance of Saudi-led coalition forces near the Alab border crossing.
According to the Al-Mayadeen television channel that reports the news, the Saudi coalition claimed to have intercepted and destroyed two missiles fired by the Yemenis towards Najran.
In addition, Yemeni forces killed or injured several Saudi soldiers, thus dismissing an attack on Mount Al-Sharafiyah that overlooks the southern town of Najran.
On another front, Yemeni army forces and people’s committees defeated a vast operation by the Saudi coalition forces attempting to approach the positions of Yemeni forces in front of the Alab pass. Yemeni forces also destroyed a Saudi army military vehicle in the al-Thaaban border area in the Asir region.
At the same time, the Yemeni army and People’s Committees struck the positions of the Riyadh-led coalition at the al-Tiwal border crossing by artillery and dropping several Zelzal-1 missiles.
At least 66 people were killed or injured during the bombing of Yemen’s presidential palace in central Sanaa. A preliminary assessment indicated at least 6 deaths.
According to eyewitnesses, on Monday, May 7, the Saudi Arabian coalition bombed Tahrir busy commercial district in downtown Sanaa. At least two explosions reportedly rocked the premises of the presidential palace in Sanaa.
“We went to the scene of the first explosion and found that civilians were trapped under the rubble and that was when a second explosion occurred,” said an AFP journalist.
Images posted on social networks show the bloody faces of the wounded and the smoke columns in the city of Sanaa.