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Saudi air defenses intercept Houthi missile launched at Najran: SPA

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Saudi Arabia’s air defenses have intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen aimed towards the southern city of Najran, according to SPA.

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“The hostile Houthi militia continues its attempts to target civilians and civilian objects,” an Arab coalition spokesperson said in a statement tweeted by SPA.

The Kingdom has come under fire from Houthi attacks on a regular basis since an Arab-led coalition backed the internationally-recognized Yemeni government in its civil war against the Houthis.

At least three attempted drone strikes have been intercepted this week alone.
Saudi Arabia put forward a proposal for a ceasefire in March to end the six-year-long conflict, which was rejected by the Houthis.

Yemen’s internationally-recognized government issued a statement at the time welcoming the offer.

With Reuters

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