Friday, January 27

Saudi Air Force intercepts 7 Houthi missiles targeting the kingdom

Riyadh The Royal Saudi Air Force has intercepted and destroyed seven ballistic missiles launched from inside Yemen's territory toward Saudi Arabia, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The spokesman for the Coalition Supporting the Legitimacy in Yemen, Col. Turki al-Maliki said that late on Sunday night, the Air Defense Forces of the Coalition detected the firing of seven ballistic missiles from within the territories of Yemen toward the territories of the kingdom. He explained that three of these missiles were launched toward Riyadh, one missile each toward Khamis Mushait and Najran, and two toward Jazan, saying that the missiles were fired indiscriminately to target civilian populated areas.

Al-Maliki confirmed that all of the ballistic missiles were successfully intercepted and destroyed by the Royal Saudi Air Force. According to preliminary reports, the scattered shrapnel of the intercepted missiles caused the death of an Egyptian national and damage to civilian property.

The spokesman said this hostile and indiscriminate act by the Houthi group is a blatant challenge to, and violation of UN resolutions 2216 and 2231, aimed at threatening the security of Saudi Arabia as well as the regional and international security. He added that firing ballistic missiles toward populated cities and villages is contrary to international humanitarian law, stressing that the actions of the Houthi militia are a serious development in the war of terrorist organizations and those behind them of the state sponsors of terrorism.

Source: International Islamic News Agency