Saudi Arabia destroys Houthi ballistic missile fired toward Najran

Najran was previously hit on Nov. 2 by a ballistic missile from the Houthis. (File/Reuters)
Updated 29 December 2018

Saudi Arabia destroys Houthi ballistic missile fired toward Najran

  • The ballistic missile is the second in 24 hours targeting Saudi territory
  • The launch of the Houthi missile towards the Kingdom violates the agreement signed by the Houthi militias in Sweden

DUBAI: The Saudi air defense on Saturday destroyed a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militia in the direction of Najran in Saudi Arabia, sources told Al-Arabiya.

The ballistic missile is the second in 24 hours targeting Saudi territory.

The launch of the Houthi missile towards the Kingdom violates the agreement signed by the Houthi militias in Sweden with the Yemeni government.

Najran was previously hit on Nov. 2 by a ballistic missile from the Houthis, but coalition forces succeeded in intercepting it without causing any injuries.

The spokesman for the Arab coalition Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, has said that the Houthis continue to threaten regional and international security, and are violating international humanitarian law.

The Houthis fired more than 206 rockets at Saudi Arabia so far, killing more than 211 civilians and residents, as well as injuring hundreds.


Saudi Arabia announces 32 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 7 min 14 sec ago

Saudi Arabia announces 32 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The health ministry said 806 more people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 68,965 patients have recovered from the disease in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 32 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 1,975 new cases of the disease on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 675 were recorded in Riyadh, 286 in Makkah, 259 in Jeddah, 124 in Madinah and 112 in Hufof.
The health ministry added that 806 more people have recovered from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 68,965.
A total of 611 people have died of the disease in the Kingdom so far.
Health minister Dr. Tawfiq Rabiah urged all citizens and residents earlier this week to wear a mask to help stop the spread of the virus.
“The transmission of COVID-19 will be significantly reduced If everyone commits to wearing a mask when leaving their homes. We urge you to comply with healthy precautionary measures, and ask that you remind those who do not adhere,” he said.