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Four missiles fired by Houthis during Hajj… how Saudi Arabia protected pilgrims

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Saudi Arabia’s air defense was successful in intercepting and destroying four ballistic missiles fired by Houthi militias on Saudi cities during this year’s Hajj season.

Taking precautions, Saudi Air Defense deployed a Patriot surface-to-air missile system for the first time, all around the holy city of Mecca, to protect Hajj pilgrims.

Mecca has been targeted by two Houthi missiles before, sparking anger all over the Muslim world.

The first one was at the end of October 2016, and the second was days before the end of January 2017, which means approximately a month before last year’s Hajj season.

Saudi air defense was able to intercept both missiles.

The Yemeni legitimate forces have repeatedly stressed the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting the Houthi militias and supplying them with rockets carrying qualitative capabilities, in clear defiance to United Nations Resolutions 2216 and 2231 in order to threaten the security of Saudi Arabia and destabilize regional and international security.