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

  • 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 announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 27 November 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 345,622
  • A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 17 deaths from COVID-19 and 302 new infections on Friday.
Of the new cases, 70 were recorded in Riyadh, 28 in Jeddah, 18 in Yanbu, 17 in Madinah, 14 in Dhahran, 14 in Makkah and 8 in Dammam.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 345,622 after 407 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.