Rocketry force in the Yemeni army and the Popular Committees fired late on Thursday a ballistic missile, “Burkan-1”, at Saudi airport in Jeddah.
Yemeni al-Massirah TV reported that the rocketry force launched “Burkan-1” (Volcano-1) towards King Abdulaziz International Airport, located 19 kilometers north of the western Saudi port city of Jeddah.
Later on, the official Saba news agency quoted a military source as saying that the 12.5-meter-long missile had targeted its target accurately and left massive destruction at the airport.
“Burkan” is a Scud missile developed by the Yemeni rocketry force. The missile range surpasses 800 km, with its warhead weighs half a ton.
However, Saudi media claimed that the Yemeni forces fired the missile toward the holy city of Mecca, in a clear propaganda aimed at imaging the Yemeni forces as attacking the Muslim holy sites.
The Saudi media claimed that the kingdom’s missile systems intercepted and destroyed the solid propellant and Scud-type missile before it could cause any damage.