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VIDEO: First Houthi ballistic missile targeting Najran intercepted

The video shows Saudi solider Yasser al-Shoaifan speaking in front of a destroyed scud missile

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A video released on social media on Tuesday appears to confirm that coalition forces intercepted the first long-range ballistic missile aiming to hit the Saudi city of Najran.

The video, which has been posted multiple times on YouTube, shows Saudi solider Yasser al-Shoaifan speaking in front of a destroyed scud missile fired by Houthi militias.

“This scud missile has a range of 150-300 meters and was intercepted recently. It is the first long-range missile targeting the border city of Najran which has been intercepted,” the Saudi soldier said.

Houthi militias are known to target the border region of Najran with indiscriminate short-range rockets, some of which are made in Iran.

Long-range ballistic missiles are usually intercepted as Saudi Arabia has invested in military technology that is able to detect these rockets on radar.

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