Saudi air defenses destroy ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthis

Earlier, the Houthis said the group had fired a Badr-1 ballistic missile at Jazan's airport, without giving any further details. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed fired by Yemen's Houthi militia over the southern city of Jazan, the Arab coalition said on Monday.

Earlier, the Houthis said the group had fired a Badr-1 ballistic missile at Jazan's airport, without giving any further details, according to Reuters news agency.

It resulted in the scattering of the missile's fragments over residential areas without causing any injuries.

Coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki said Saudi air defense forces destroyed the missile over Jazan and accused the Houthis of targeting residential areas, according to a report from the official Saudi Press Agency.

Malki further said that the missile launch by the Iran-backed Houthi militia “proves the continuing involvement of the Iranian regime in support of Houthi armed militia with qualitative capabilities in a clear and explicit defiance for the violation of UN resolutions (2216 and 2231) in order to threaten the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

The Houthis have fired a salvo of missiles at Saudi Arabia in recent months, including the capital, Riyadh.

(With Reuters)
 

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