Yemen’s Houthis say they fired ballistic missile at Saudi

The media arm of the rebels, known as the Houthis, said yesterday's projectile was a Qaher 2-M ballistic missile.

By: AP | Sanaa | Published: January 12, 2018 9:57 am
Yemeni rebels, Yemen rebels, Former Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Houthis, World News, Latest World News, Indian Express, Indian Express News Houthi fighters attend the funeral of their fellow who were killed during the recent clashes in Sanaa, Yemen December 7, 2017. Reuters/Files/Representational

Yemen’s Shiite rebels say they have fired a ballistic missile targeting a special forces camp and a facility for helicopter gunships in the Saudi border province of Najran. The media arm of the rebels, known as the Houthis, said yesterday’s projectile was a Qaher 2-M ballistic missile. It provided no further details and there was no immediate comment from the Saudi-led coalition, fighting the rebels since 2015, on whether the missile caused material damage or casualties.

The Houthis, who swept across Yemen and overthrew the internationally recognised government of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi in 2015, hold the capital, Sanaa, and much of northern Yemen, where most of the country’s 25 million people live. Saudi Arabia has since then fought on the side of the Hadi government.

For all the latest World News, download Indian Express App

  1. No Comments.