YEMEN (OBSERVATORY) – The Jizan province airport in Saudi Arabia was targeted this Friday by a Badr-1-type ballistic missile fired by Houthi rebels, according to a rebel military source quoted by the Al Masirah television channel. The Saudi Air Force, meanwhile, announced that it had shot down a missile over Jizan Province.
The Houthi rebels targeted the Jizan province airport on Friday morning with a Badr – 1 type ballistic missile, according to a rebel military source quoted by the Al Masirah chain, close to the Houthi movement Ansar Allah.
“The jizan airport, which is one of the largest in Saudi Arabia, was targeted today by a missile in response to the continuing aggression and embargo against the Yemeni people” said the military source to the TV channel.
Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces, meanwhile, have announced that they have shot down a ballistic missile over Jizan province, according to the Ajil news portal. According to the same source, no casualties were recorded following the fall of the debris from the shot gun.
Yemeni Houthis belonging to the Shiite Ansar Allah movement are in conflict with Saudi Arabia, which supports the Yemeni authorities through the Islamic Military Alliance (AMICT) in the civil war in Yemen.
Since 2014, Yemen has been in the throes of an armed conflict between Houthi rebels and soldiers loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed on December 4, and the government forces and Popular militias loyal to incumbent President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, supported by the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia.