Breaking: Yemen’s Houthis bomb a UN building in Saudi Dhahran al-Janub

Houthis have bombed a building belonging to the United Nations in Dhahran al-Janub, Asir Province, Saudi Arabia, according to media sources.

Media sources said a short time ago – 3 P.M. – that Yemen’s Houthi rebels bombed a United Nations building belonging to the United Nations in Saudi Arabia.

The sources said that the bombardment hit the United Nations building in Dhahran al-Janub, Asir Province, Saudi Arabia.

No more details were mentioned.

Houthi rebels targeted holy city of Mecca last year

In a sudden development of the quality of Houthis’ military operations, the Saudi state news agency reported on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 that Houthi rebels launched a ballistic missile toward Mecca, according to Saudi sources .

Saudi-led coalition forces intervening in Yemens civil war coalition forces reportedly destroyed the missile 65 km from the holy city, almost near Al Taif city, where Saudi King Fahad Air Base is located.

The Houthis confirmed in a statement that they launched a Burkan-1 ballistic missile into Saudi Arabia.

However, the Yemeni rebels said they used the missile to target King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, the Kingdom’s busiest civilian airport, located 19 kilometers north of the western Saudi port city of Jeddah, and about 79 kilometers from Mecca.

Burkan1..Houthi’s new missile

Also on October 10, Houthis targeted al-Taif in the southern Makkah region, but that missile was also destroyed by the Saudi air defense, according to Kuwait News Agency
The new missile used by houthis to target the Saudi cities called Burkan-1 which houthis have unveiled on September.

According to British defensce magazine “IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly“, Burkan-1 has a range of more than 800 km and is a modified ‘Scud’ that was developed by the Missile Research and Development Centre of the military’s ballistic missile force, which is allied with the Ansar Allah (Houthi) group against Saudi-led coalition forces.

Burkan-1 has a diameter of 88 cm, a length of 12.5 m, a total weight of 8,000 kg, and a 500 kg warhead.