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Saudi forces intercept 7 Houthi missiles, including one over Riyadh

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Saudi forces intercepted seven Yemeni rebel missiles on Sunday, including over the capital Riyadh.

"This aggressive and hostile action by the Iran-backed Houthi group proves that the Iranian regime continues to support the armed group with military capabilities," Arab Coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki said.

"The firing of multiple ballistic missiles towards cities is a serious development."

Witnesses confirmed to Al Arabiya loud explosions and bright flashes in the sky.

A video sent to Al Arabiya shows what appears to be the moment anti-defense missiles were fired from Saudi Patriot batteries to intercept the Houthi missile over the capital.

Since November, Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi militias have fired multiple missiles into Saudi Arabia, all of which Saudi forces have intercepted.