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Yemen to keep up missile attacks in response to Saudi aggression: Ansarullah

This photo taken from Yemeni media shows Saleh al-Samad, the president of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, and top military officials inspecting naval missiles at an exhibition in Hudaydah, November 6, 2017.

Yemen’s Ansarullah movement has warned that Yemeni forces will continue missile attacks against Saudi Arabia as long as Riyadh and its allies press ahead with their military aggression against the impoverished nation.

Mohammed Abdulsalam, the Ansarullah spokesman, said on Thursday that Yemen’s missile launches are purely aimed at defending the nation in the face of Saudi attacks, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported.

On Saturday, Yemeni forces, backed by popular Houthi fighters, had launched a Borkan H2 long-range missile at King Khalid International Airport in northeastern Riyadh, the first to reach the Saudi capital.

Saudi military authorities said at the time that the missile had been fired at an international airport by Houthi fighters, who have been on the forefront of fighting against the Saudi war machine since 2015.

The Houthi forces have launched a number of long-range missiles across the border in recent years. However, Saturday’s strike appeared to be the deepest yet within Saudi territory.

The US and Saudi Arabia also accused Tehran and Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement of helping the Yemenis against the Saudi-led coalition. Tehran has dismissed the accusations as baseless.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Abdulsalam said the White House’s condemnation of Yemen’s missile attack is further proof that the US is covering up the kingdom’s crimes, while assisting Riyadh militarily.

Saudi Arabia has intensified its attacks on residential areas and civilian targets and blocking international humanitarian aid to Yemen.

A Yemeni man gestures at the site of a Saudi airstrike in the capital Sana’a, November 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

On Tuesday, Saudi fighter jets targeted residential areas in the province of Hajjah, killing at least 60 people, including women and children.

Medics said Saudi war planes hindered rescue operations, with at least 10 paramedics killed in the strikes, according to reports.

Ansarullah, the national army and popular groups have joined forces to defend the country against an ongoing brutal military campaign launched in 2015 by the Saudi kingdom and a coalition of its allies with the aim of reinstalling the former Riyadh-backed government in Yemen.

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