Arab Coalition intercepts 5 Houthi missiles, 4 drones targeting Saudi Arabia’s Jazan

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Five ballistic missiles and four explosive drones launched by the Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia’s Jazan have been intercepted, the Arab Coalition said overnight Wednesday.

The coalition confirmed the Houthis also attempted to target the Jazan University campus during the overnight attacks, which resulted in several fragments of the intercepted missiles and drones causing a small fire.

“Attempts by the hostile Houthi militia are systematic and deliberate to target civilians,” the coalition said in a statement.

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It added: “We will take all necessary measures to protect civilians in line with international, humanitarian laws.”

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis have launched dozens of attacks on Saudi Arabia targeting civilian areas and energy facilities in the Kingdom with explosive-laden drones and ballistic missiles.

The Biden administration revoked the terror designation against the Houthis and its top leaders after the US president said he wanted to end the war in Yemen. However, the militia has continued to attack civilians and has escalated its offensive on one of the Yemeni government’s last strongholds in Marib.

A ceasefire proposal has been welcomed by the international community; however, the Houthis have so far shown no willingness to cooperate.

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