Three missiles from the Yemeni forces to their enemy in a single day
The missile force of the Yemen forces ,today, fired ballistic missiles toward Jizan Saudi border province and the West Coast, according to a military official.
The ballistic missile, Bader-1, hit King Abdullah Industrial City, in Jizan.
It also fired a short-range ballistic missile toward gatherings of US-Saudi-led coalition in Tuhaita district, the West Coast.
Earlier today, it targeted the industrial city in Asir.
Defense Minister, Major-General Mohamed Nasser Al-Atefi, vowed to make the coalition forces much more surprised, saying that “The factors of victory and continuity of these factors in this prolonged war have been established and the enemy can not influence its outcomes and strong deterrent effectiveness.”
US-Saudi-led coalition has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power tothe fugitive former president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The US-Saudi-led coalition has so far killed at least 16,000 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
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 .
Despite the coalition’s claim that it wants to control Hodeidh port to allow the entry of Humantrian aid to Yemen, the Yemeni government, loyal to the US-Saudi-led coalition, has been suffering for nearly a year in a crisis to pay the salaries of 67,000 employees.