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Saudi air defense intercepts a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militia

  • Arab News
  • 16 Sep 2018
  • 12:00 AM

The Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces (RAF) destroyed a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militia of Iran from the Yemeni province of Saada towards the Kingdom's territory without causing any injuries. The spokesman for the coalition forces "coalition to support the legitimacy in Yemen," Colonel Turki al-Maliki that the air defense forces of the coalition spotted the launch of a ballistic missile yesterday by the Houthi militia of Iran from within the Yemeni territory of the province / Saada / towards the territory of the Kingdom. He explained that the missile was towards the region / Jazan, and was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas. The Saudi Royal Air Defense Force succeeded in intercepting and destroying the missile. He pointed out that this hostile action by the Houthi terrorist militia of Iran proves the Iranian regime's continued involvement with the support of the Houthi armed militias in clear defiance of the UN resolutions issued in this regard, and a threat to the security of Saudi Arabia and regional and international security, and that the firing of ballistic missiles towards populated cities and villages Is contrary to international humanitarian law. The total number of ballistic missiles launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia has so far reached 196 rockets, causing the deaths of 112 civilians and residents, and hundreds injured since the Houthi coup against legitimacy in Yemen.