Saudi Air Defense Unit Intercepts Another Houthi Ballistic Missile

GOOGLE MAPSThe bomb boat was headed towards the narrow Bab al Mandeb Strait. Hodeidah is further north

The missile force of Yemen's army and Popular Committees on Wednesday fired a Zilzal 2 ballistic missile on gatherings of Saudi-paid mercenaries in Najran border province, a military official told Saba News Agency.

Tribesmen loyal to the Houthi movement hold their weapons as they attend a gathering to mark 1000 days of the Saudi-led military intervention in the Yemeni conflict, in Sanaa, Yemen December 21, 2017.

The ground fighting in the area of the port city of Hodeida has recently increased as the coalition forces, supporting President Hadi's forces, were pushing the rebels towards the city as part of an operation to recapture it. The Bab al-Mandab Strait is the southern entrance to the Red Sea.

"Their ships pass by our waters while our people starve", Samad was quoted as saying while he met United Nations officials.

Despite Saudi coalition attacks to get the Yemen's Air Defense System out of service, the unit continues to be operational and now is able to destroy enemy military aircrafts.

"We also extend our hands to our brothers, particularly the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to work to end the war and to restore stability and security to Yemen", he added.

Some 8 million people are on the brink of starvation, more than 10,000 have been killed and tens of thousands of others are struggling with cholera, diphtheria and other diseases.

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