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Saudi air defense intercepts two Houthi missiles targeting Jizan

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Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles launched toward the Kingdom’s southwestern Jizan region.

This comes less than 48 hours of a similar incident when Saudi air defense intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched towards the Kingdom’s southwestern Jizan region on Wednesday by Yemen’s armed Houthi militias.

The official spokesman of the Arab Coalition in Yemen, Colonel Turki al-Malki, said on Thursday that shrapnel from the Houthi missile which was shot down led to the killing of one Yemeni resident, while 11 others were slightly injured.

In retaliation to the Houthi militia aggression, the Arab coalition staged an air raid on Thursday morning in Sadaa killing a number of Houthi leaders. Read more

The Iran-aligned Houthis, who are fighting the Yemeni legitimate national army, have fired dozens of missiles into the Kingdom in recent months. Most of the missiles have been intercepted by the Saudi military.

The Arab coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015 to restore the internationally-recognized legitimate government.