Press TV – The Yemeni army has confirmed that it targeted Saudi Arabia’s King Khalid international airport in Riyadh with a long distance Borkan H2 ballistic missile.
“Our Yemeni forces succeeded in launching a missile, a Borkan H2 long distance missile, at the King Khalid international airport in north eastern Riyadh which was in response to the massacres committed by the US-Saudi coalition in Yemen,” said Colonel Aziz Rashed, a spokesman for the Yemeni army, early on Sunday.
“This comes in order to even out power between the coalition and Yemen, who have been attempting to fight more than one country in the past three years,” he added.
Saudi Arabia has also confirmed the launch, saying that Saudi Arabia’s air defense intercepted the missile, bringing it down to the north of the airport.
“Shattered fragments from the intercepted missile landed in an uninhabited area of the airport and there were no injuries,” said a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition waging war against Yemen.
After the Yemeni retaliatory attack, Saudi warplanes engaged in airstrikes on Yemen, hitting targets in the provinces of Sana’a and Sa’ada. The buildings of the Defense Ministry and the Interior Ministry and the National Security Council building were also hit during the latest airstrikes.
Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to crush the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement and reinstate former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of the Riyadh regime.
More than 12,000 people have been killed since the onset of the campaign more than two and a half years ago. Much of the Arabian Peninsula country’s infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and factories, has been reduced to rubble due to the war.