Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missiles fired at Jazan

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missiles fired at Jazan

Riyadh - The Houthis has stepped up missile attacks on the Kingdom in recent months.



By IANS

Published: Wed 5 Sep 2018, 8:10 AM

Last updated: Wed 5 Sep 2018, 10:19 AM

Yemen's Houthi rebels on Tuesday said that they had launched four ballistic missiles towards a town located in southern Saudi Arabia, and Saudi media reported that those projectiles were successfully intercepted.
The Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV channel reported that the Saudi air defences intercepted two missiles launched by the Houthi rebels. The Houthis has stepped up missile attacks on the kingdom in recent months.
The Yemeni legitimate forces have repeatedly stressed the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting the Houthi militias and supplying them with rockets carrying qualitative capabilities, in clear defiance to United Nations Resolutions 2216 and 2231 in order to threaten the security of Saudi Arabia and destabilize regional and international security, according to the report.
In Saudi towns bordering Yemen, the impact of these projectiles has caused material damage and fatalities in recent years.
A Saudi-led military coalition comprising Sunni Arab countries has intervened in Yemen since March 2015 to fight against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen and support the government.
 


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