“The missile units of our heroic armed forces launched today a Scud missile at the Al Sulayyil missile base in Riyadh province ... it comes as a response to the crimes of the brutal Saudi aggression,” Yemen's state-run news agency Saba quoted Brigadier General Sharaf Luqman, as saying on Tuesday.
There has been no immediate reports of possible casualties in the attack.
“Our heroic armed forces fired a Scud missile today on Al Sulayyil missile base in Al-Dawaser valley in the province of Riyadh,” Luqman said, adding, “The missile hit its target directly with high accuracy.”In a separate development on the same day, a number of Saudi forces were killed after Yemeni forces targeted Saudi military sites in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern provinces of Najran and Dhahran al-Janub, located in the southwestern Asir region.
The Yemeni spokesman further said that they will continue hitting targets on the Saudi soil, adding, "We have lots of surprises in the coming days."
The Yemeni attacks came in response to Saudi aggression against Yemen which has been conducted incessantly since March 26.
In one of the airstrikes in the Yemen province of Ma’rib on Tuesday, 12 members of a family and two others sustained injuries. Similarly, three people, including a child, were killed and four others were injured in a Saudi airstrike on a Yemeni village in the province of Lahij.
Yemeni houses and markets struck
Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia has destroyed houses, markets and a school, and killed dozens of people in its aggression against Yemen.
The rights group also referred to the Saudi attacks on the northern city of Sa’ada, saying, "Not only were these attacks unlawful because of the apparent absence of any military target, but they contributed to civilian hardship in the city, where people are suffering from shortages of food, water, and fuel.”
The report said that at least 59 people, including 14 women and 35 children, were killed in Saudi attacks on the city from April 6 to May 11.
Saudi Arabia has been pounding different areas in Yemen without any authorization from the United Nations and regardless of international calls for the cessation of its deadly campaign against the impoverished Arab country.
The main purposes behind the Saudi aggression against Yemen are to weaken the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to the fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.
UN Human Rights spokesman Rupert Colville said on June 16 that at least 1,412 Yemeni civilians, including 210 women, had been killed and a further 3,423 injured since the start of the Saudi aggression.