Digital Desk, Sana’a. Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for the launch of five ballistic missiles at a military base in Saudi Arabia. “We fired five ballistic missiles at the headquarters, weapons depot and warplane hangar in the Alwajib camp in Jizan city,” the Houthi rebels said.
More than 35 Saudi soldiers and pilots were killed and some were injured in the attack, he said, on a major military base in the country that belongs to a Saudi-led military coalition. Earlier in the day, the Saudi-led coalition carried out a series of airstrikes targeting Houthi rebel positions in the capital Sanaa and nearby Marib province.
Cross-border missile and drone strikes by the Iran-backed Houthi have escalated since February when the group launched a major offensive against Saudi-backed Yemeni government forces to capture the oil-rich province of Marib. After a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates restored the government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power in March 2015, the conflict escalated, killing thousands. And the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis arose.