DAMASCUS, SYRIA (09:10 PM) – A missile attack by Yemeni Armed Forces loyal to revolutionary government of Yemen that is led by the Ansarullah movement (also known as the Houthis) hit and destroyed a Saudi mercenary camp in the western province of Taiz on Monday. This was reported by SABA News and Yemen Resistance Watch.
Military sources in Yemen report that the Yemeni Missile Forces launched a Qaher M-2 ballistic missile at al-Khayami military camp, in the Saudi-occupied area of Taiz. The Qaher M-2 is a domestically produced Yemeni variety of the Soviet S-75 Dvina, and has been used to great effect by Yemeni forces in their conflict with Saudi Arabia.
According to reports, the missile successfully hit the al-Khayami camp, at the exact moment when a military parade of Saudi-sponsored mercenary troops was going on. The blast is reported to have killed at least 42 Saudi and mercenary troops, including several officers and field commanders, and dozens more were wounded. The missile attack also destroyed an ammunition depot.
This latest strike marks the seventh time in January 2018 alone, that a ballistic missile attack was carried out by Yemeni forces. Five of those attacks directly hit Saudi military targets within Saudi Arabia itself.