Saudi-led Arab coalition intercepts Houthi ballistic missile in Riyadh

The Saudi-led Arab coalition forces announced on Tuesday the successful interception of a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militia at the south of Riyadh.

A loud explosion was heard in Riyadh and smoke was seen in the sky after the Saudi Patriot missile defense system intercepted the Iran-backed Houthi ballistic missile.

Shrapnel from the explosion was found in different neighborhoods of Riyadh, however no injuries or damages were reported.

The Houthi militia continue to target Saudi Arabian cities with ballistic missiles, but their attempts remain futile against the kingdom’s defense system.

Last November, another ballistic missile was intercepted by the Saudi Air Force near King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh. The missile was fired by Houthis in Yemen.

Houthis have been firing more and more missiles towards Saudi residential areas, specifically in the capital, as Iran continues to supply the militia with more launching platforms for these kinds of missiles.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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