Intercepting a ballistic missile launched by the Houthis towards Saudi Arabia


The Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen announced, Thursday evening, that its forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched by the Houthis towards the city of Najran, southwest of the Kingdom.

“The joint coalition forces managed, on Thursday evening, to intercept and destroy a ballistic missile launched by the terrorist Houthi militia towards the city of Najran,” the coalition spokesman Colonel Turki Al-Maliki said in a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency.

Al-Maliki was quoted as saying: “The missile was launched in a systematic and deliberate manner, to target civilian objects and civilians,” without details.

There was no immediate comment from the Houthi group in Yemen, regarding what the Arab coalition said.

Earlier Thursday, the Arab coalition had announced the detection of a marine mine “planted by the Houthi group in Yemen” south of the Red Sea, to threaten shipping traffic.

The Houthis frequently fire ballistic missiles, missiles, and drones at Saudi areas, some of which caused human and material losses.

For the sixth year, Yemen is witnessing a war between government forces and the Houthis, who are accused of receiving Iranian support, and who have control of governorates, including the capital, Sanaa, since September 2014.

Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition has been supporting government forces to confront the Houthis, while the UAE has spent huge sums of money to train and equip forces parallel to the legitimate government forces.


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