Saudi Arabia intercepts cross-border missiles

Saudi army artillery fire shells towards Yemen from a post close to the Saudi-Yemeni border. (File photo: AFP)

Saudi air defense has intercepted two ballistic missiles fired by militia forces across the Saudi-Yemen border on Wednesday.

A Saudi-led military coalition conducted air strikes on the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Tuesday for the first time in five months, residents said, after UN-backed peace talks to end the conflict broke down over the weekend.

The Saudi-led coalition is backing Yemeni forces loyal to the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi who are trying to oust Iran-allied Houthi forces from Sanaa.

The coalition also forced the suspension of flights into Sanaa International Airport for 72 hours from late on Monday, an airport official and aid agency sources said.

(With Reuters)

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