Coalition: Saudi Air Defense forces monitor a ballistic missile fired towards the city of Jazan

Col. Turki Al-Maliki said that at 10:18 on Monday, Saudi Arabian air defense units monitored a ballistic missile launched toward Jazan. (Screenshot)
Updated 14 May 2018
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Coalition: Saudi Air Defense forces monitor a ballistic missile fired towards the city of Jazan

RIYADH: Col. Turki Al-Maliki said that at 10:18 on Monday, Saudi Arabian air defense units monitored a ballistic missile launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from within Yemeni territory towards the Kingdom's territory. 
Colonel Al-Maliki said that the missile was in the direction of the city of Jazan and was launched in a deliberate way to target civilian areas and populated areas, but the missile landed in an uninhabited desert area.
Al-Maliki said that this hostile action by the Houthi militia, supported by Ira,  proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime's in supporting Houthi armed group with qualitative capabilities in clear and explicit defiance of the violation of UN resolution (2216) and resolution (2231) in order to threaten the security of Saudi Arabia and regional and international security.

The firing of rockets at densely populated cities and villages is contrary to international humanitarian law.


Coalition acts against Houthi drone capabilities in Yemen’s capital

Updated 20 April 2019
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Coalition acts against Houthi drone capabilities in Yemen’s capital

  • The attacks are a continuation of previous strikes aimed at reducing Houthi capabilities

JEDDAH: The Arab coalition has began an operation to diminish the drone capabilities of the Houthi militia at a presidential palace camp in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, Saudi Arabia’s AlEkhbariya TV announced early Saturday.

Earlier this month, a Houthi workshop manufacturing unmanned drones and a launchpad were destoryed in a coalition strike.

The attacks are a continuation of previous strikes aimed at reducing Houthi capabilities, and counter their efforts at launching attacks against the Kingdom.

On Apr. 3, five people were injured, including a woman and a child, when two Houthi drones targeting civilian areas in Saudi Arabia were intercepted and destroyed.

In early March, Saudi Arabia’s Royal Air Defense Force again shot down a Houthi drone that was flying toward the Kingdom.