JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense said on Twitter on Tuesday that a Houthi projectile had fallen in a border village in Jazan resulting in some damage to a house and cars. However, nobody was injured, the Saudi authorities said.
Col. Mohammed bin Yahiya Al-Ghamdi, a spokesman for the Civil Defense Directorate in the Jazan region, said the projectile crashed inside the yard of a home. On Monday, the Arab coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen said that it had intercepted an explosives-laden boat south of the Red Sea and destroyed an explosive drone that was fired at Abha’s airport.
The Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen has increasingly launched ballistic missiles and drones rigged with explosives against Saudi Arabia, targeting crucial oil infrastructure and civilian facilities.