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Saudi air defense forces intercept missile over Riyadh

Photo shows debris of the Houthi ballistic missile intercepted above Riyadh on April 11. (Supplied)

Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces said that they intercepted a ballistic missile over Riyadh on Wednesday while another scout drone that targeted the border city of Jazan was also stopped.

Spokesman for the Arab Coalition forces fighting in Yemen, Col. Turki al-Maliki, said that at 7:40 am local time, air defense systems were able to detect an unidentified object in the direction of Abha International Airport and was dealt with accordingly.

Maliki said that after examining the debris of the object, specialists of the joint coalition forces said it was found to be a hostile Houthi aircraft with Iranian characteristics and specifications that were trying to target the airport protected under international humanitarian law.

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Last Update: Thursday, 12 April 2018 KSA 18:54 - GMT 15:54
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