Between September 6 and September 12, at least three Houthi-launched missiles targeting Jizan and Najran were intercepted by Saudi air defense forces. Pro-Houthi media reported another 13 missile launches targeting Asir, Jizan, Najran, and a Coalition encampment in Yemen’s Ma’rib Province, but these could not be corroborated by Coalition or independent reports. There were no confirmed reports of Houthi-launched missiles striking their intended targets; however, shrapnel from an intercepted missile over Najran injured 37 people.
Relatedly, on September 8, a Coalition air strike destroyed a Houthi missile launch vehicle and radar in Sanaa. Saudi reports indicated several Houthi military advisers were killed in the strike. Houthi media reported six civilians were killed.
- Arab Coalition Destroys Houthi Missile Vehicle in Yemen’s Saada, Asharq Al-Awsat
- Coalition aircraft destroy Houthi ballistic missiles, radar sites in Saada, Al Arabiya
- Saudi rocks and artillery forces hit Saada, Saba
Below is a summary of each confirmed Houthi-launched missile event during the September 6 – September 12 period:
- Thursday, September 6
- KSA air defenses intercepted a Houthi-launched Badr-1 SRBM targeting Najran. Debris from the missile fell in residential areas, injuring 37, including two children. 23 people were transported to a hospital for care. Houthi media reported the missile was targeting a Saudi national guard camp outside the city.
- KSA air defenses intercepted at least one Zelzal-1 ballistic missile targeting Jizan. Pro-Houthi sources reported two Zelzal-1s were launched and that one struck the Saudi Mash’al military base. Coalition and independent media did not mention a second missile or damage to any infrastructure.
- Saudi air defense intercepts Houthi missile targeting Jazan, Al Arabiya
- 2 Ballistic Missiles, Zelzal1, Hit US-Saudi Mercenaries Gatherings, in Jizan, Al Masirah
- Yemeni missile hits Saudi army’s positions, Islamic Republic News Agency
- Friday, September 7
- KSA air defenses intercepted a Badr-1 ballistic missile targeting Jizan. Coalition sources indicated no damages or injuries were sustained, while pro-Houthi reports claimed at least one missile struck the Jizan regional airport.
Note: The Saudi Press Agency has significantly reduced its written reporting on Yemeni missile events, though public statements by the spokesman for the Arab coalition, Col. Turki al Malki, are reported by other media outlets.
Below is a summary of all Yemen missile events not corroborated or confirmed by Coalition or independent reports for the period of September 6 – September 12. Pro-Houthi sources reported 13 unconfirmed missile launches and claimed five successful strikes over the last week.
- Two Badr-1 ballistic missiles were allegedly fired on Saudi military encampments in Asir Province.
- At least two Katyusha missiles were allegedly fired towards Jizan province east of Mt. Doud (also Gebel Doud), a strategic position retaken from Houthi control by Saudi armed forces in 2010.
- Two Zelzal-1 ballistic missiles and at least four Katyusha missiles were allegedly fired on Coalition positions in Najran. A September 10 launch was reported to have killed several Coalition soldiers and destroyed three armored vehicles.
- At least two Katyusha missiles were allegedly fired on the Masa military encampment known as “Masa” in Yemen’s Ma’rib Province. Pro-Houthi media reported the strike targeted Coalition personnel.
- Yemen Launches Retaliatory Attack on Mercenaries in Ma’rib, Tasnim News Agency