Saudi Air Defense intercepts missile fired by Houthi militias towards Khamis Mushayt

The Saudi Air Defense Force intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias towards the city of Khamis Mushayt on Thursday. (Reuters)
Updated 14 June 2018
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Saudi Air Defense intercepts missile fired by Houthi militias towards Khamis Mushayt

RIYADH: The Saudi Air Defense Force intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias towards the city of Khamis Mushayt on Thursday, Saudi Press Agency reported. 

Turki Al-Maliki, spokesperson of the Saudi-led Arab coalition, said that Houthi militias fired a ballistic missile from Saada, Yemen, towards the Saudi Arabian city Khamis Mushayt at 3.09 pm and that Saudi air defence forces intercepted the missile.

A missile launched by the militias from Saada province, Yemen, towards Saudi territories was also intercepted on Wednesday, UAE state news agency WAM reported. 


Houthis target Saudi civilian facility in Najran with explosives-laden drone

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Houthis target Saudi civilian facility in Najran with explosives-laden drone

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.