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Arab Coalition intercepts, destroys Houthi ballistic missile targeting Saudi Arabia

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The Arab Coalition intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched on Sunday toward Saudi Arabia by the Iran-backed Houthi militia, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

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Spokesman for the Arab Coalition forces, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, confirmed in a statement carried by SPA that the missile targeting civilians had been intercepted and destroyed.

Cross-border attacks by Iran-aligned Houthi forces have escalated since late May, when a truce prompted by the coronavirus pandemic expired. In late June, missiles reached the Saudi capital Riyadh.

On Thursday, forces managed to intercept and shoot down a “booby-trapped” drone that was directed at civilians and civilian infrastructure in the city of Khamis Mushait.

- With Reuters

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