Yemeni missiles Badr P-1 roam across the coalition ranks as 35 NGOs Warn of putting Yemenis on brink of famine
Rocketry Force of the Yemeni army forces fired late Wednesday a domestically-designed smart missile, Badr P-1, at the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, paid fighters camp in Al-Jawf cross.
A source in the Rocketry Force told YemenExtra that it was a joint attack between the Rocketry Force and the Artillery Unit,confirming that Bader P-1 hit its target accurately, leaving direct casualties among the paid fighters and their equipment.
Earlier, the Rocketry Force targeted a group of the coalition in the West Coast with a ballistic missile of the type after three ballistic strikes on the same front.
Thirty-five Yemeni and international NGOs on Wednesday called for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Yemen, where they warned the coalition of putting 14 million people on the brink of famine.
“With 14 million men, women and children on the brink of famine – half of the country’s population – there has never been a more urgent time to act,” the NGOs said in a statement.
It also called on the world to “secure an immediate cessation of hostilities” and “suspend the supply of arms at risk of being used in Yemen”.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 60,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.
However, Saudi Arabia relies heavily on the US in its brutal war on Yemen. Washington has deployed a commando force on the Arab kingdom’s border with Yemen to help destroy arms belonging to Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement. Washington has also provided logistical support and aerial refueling.