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Yemeni forces fire retaliatory missile at Saudi army command in Jizan

Yemeni forces have reportedly fired a ballistic missile at a Saudi army command and control center in the kingdom’s southwestern Jizan region, as the Riyadh regime steps up its bloody attacks against the country.

A Yemeni military source told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network on Saturday that the medium-range Qaher M-2 missile had accurately hit the target south of Jizan.

Meanwhile, Colonel Aziz Rashid, a spokesman for the Yemeni military, noted that the missile strike was a preemptive attack to foil the Saudi mercenaries’ activities.

He also stressed that the Yemeni missile force was capable of hitting strategic targets deep inside the Saudi territories.

Yemeni forces regularly fire ballistic missile at positions inside Saudi Arabia in retaliation for Saudi military strikes on Yemen.

Houthi fighters inspect the damage after a Saudi airstrike on the presidential palace in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, December 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

On Friday, more than 70 Yemeni people were killed in Saudi air raids on the impoverished country.

Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the war on Yemen in March 2015 in a bid to crush the Houthi movement and reinstate the former Riyadh-friendly regime, but they have achieved neither of their goals.

The Saudi-led war, which has been accompanied by a naval and aerial blockade on Yemen, has so far killed over 12,000 people and led to a humanitarian crisis as well as a deadly cholera outbreak.

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