Arab coalition destroys Houthi ballistic missile

Arab coalition destroys Houthi ballistic missile
Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki. (SPA/File)
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Updated 14 October 2020

Arab coalition destroys Houthi ballistic missile

Arab coalition destroys Houthi ballistic missile
  • Attacks across the Yemen-Saudi border by the Houthi militias have escalated since late May
  • The coalition has since retaliated with airstrikes

JEDDAH: The Arab coalition destroyed a Houthi ballistic missile, which the militia was planning to launch toward Saudi Arabia, a coalition spokesman said on Tuesday.
The spokesman said the coalition is taking all measures to protect the lives and properties of civilians.
He said the coalition will continue to neutralize and destroy the capabilities of the Iran-backed Houthi militia.
Attacks across the Yemen-Saudi border by the Houthi militias have escalated since late May.
In June, their missiles reached the Saudi capital Riyadh.
The coalition has since retaliated with airstrikes.
Saudi Arabia on Sunday intercepted an explosives-laden Houthi drone over the southern city of Najran.
“The terrorist Houthi militia launched it in a systematic and deliberate manner to target civilians,” coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki said in a statement.
Al-Maliki accused the Houthi militia of escalating the hostilities to target civilians inside Yemen and neighboring countries and that such atrocities would not go unpunished.


Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases

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Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases

Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases
  • The Kingdom said 357 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • The highest number of cases were recorded in Riyadh with 70

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 10 new COVID-19 related deaths on Friday, raising the total number of fatalities to 5,940.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 234 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 358,336 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 4,158 remain active and 596 in critical condition.

According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 70, followed by Makkah with 42, the Eastern Province with 35, Madinah recorded 27, and Qassim confirmed 17 cases.
The ministry also announced that 357 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 348,238.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected around 65.3 million people globally and the death toll has exceeded 1.5 million.