Saudi Air Defenses Intercept New Missile Fired by Houthis

Published May 20th, 2018 - 09:43 GMT
Saudi forces said that they have destroyed a ballistic missile fired from Yemen by Houthi rebels. (AFP/ File Photo)
Saudi forces said that they have destroyed a ballistic missile fired from Yemen by Houthi rebels. (AFP/ File Photo)
Saudi air defenses intercepted on Saturday a ballistic missile fired by the Iran-backed Houthis militias towards its territories.

Spokesman for the coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that the missile was fired from Yemen’s Saada province towards the Kingdom.

Soon after, the missiles fired another missile, which was detected by Saudi air defenses. It crashed in an uninhabited desert area.

Maliki said that the second rocket was fired towards the city of Khamis Mushait.

He accused the militias of deliberately firing missiles towards populated areas, deeming such attacks a violation of International Humanitarian Law.

He added that hostile Houthi attacks against the Kingdom demonstrate that Iran was still arming the militias with weapons in blatant violation and defiance of United Nations resolutions.
 
 
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