Saudi air defense forces intercept Houthi ballistic missiles 

Saudi air defense forces intercept Houthi ballistic missiles 
An image grab taken from a video handed out by Yemen's Houthi militia on March 27, 2018 shows what appears to be Houuthi orces launching a ballistic missile from Sanaa. (AFP file photo)
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Updated 21 February 2020

Saudi air defense forces intercept Houthi ballistic missiles 

Saudi air defense forces intercept Houthi ballistic missiles 

RIYADH: Saudi air defense forces shot down ballistic missiles launched by the Iran-backed Houthi "terrorists"  towards civilian areas in the Kingdom, the Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Friday.

The missiles were intercepted at 12:30 a.m. after they were launched toward cities in Saudi Arabia, Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). 

"The missiles were launched in a systematic, deliberate manner to target cities and civilians, which is a flagrant defiance of the International Humanitarian Law," the statement said.

It did not mentioned which cities were targeted. 

Yemen's capital, Sanaa "has become a Houthi militia assembly, installation and launching hub for ballistic missiles that target the Kingdom. The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition has exercised extreme prudence and self-restraint in dealing with the violations of the Houthi militia through launching ballistic missiles, UAVs and Remote Controlled exploding boats.

"The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will continue to apply and implement all decisive and rigorous measures, in accordance with the International Humanitarian Law, to protect Coalition States’ nationals and expatriates from such barbaric attacks,” the statement said.
 

 


Saudi Arabia announces 11 more COVID-19 deaths

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Saudi Arabia announces 11 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 11 more COVID-19 deaths
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 347,881
  • A total of 5,930 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 11 deaths from COVID-19 and 230 new infections on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 78 were recorded in Riyadh, 42 in Makkah, 29 in the Eastern Province, 20 in Madinah, 6 in Najran and 3 in Jazan.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 347,881 after 368 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 5,930 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.