Saudi forces intercept, destroy Houthi ballistic missile fired toward Najran

File photo of a Houthi missile brought down by Saudi forces. (Supplied)

Saudi forces on Friday evening have intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias toward the southern city of Najran.

Earlier, Yemeni army  had also intercepted a booby-trapped boat of the Houthi militias in the international waters of the Red Sea.

On Thursday evening also, Saudi forces had intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militias toward the border Saudi city of Jazan.

The Houthis have stepped up missile attacks on the Kingdom in recent months.

Late on Wednesday, Saudi civil defense said the kingdom’s air defense forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis on Najran, wounding 37 people due to shrapnel.

The Yemeni legitimate forces have repeatedly highlighted the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting the Houthi militias and supplying them with rockets carrying qualitative capabilities, in clear defiance of United Nations Resolutions 2216 and 2231 in order to threaten the security of Saudi Arabia and destabilize regional and international security.

This come at a time when UN-sponsored talks in Geneva hang in the balance as the representatives of the Houthi militias have not shown up.

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Last Update: Saturday, 08 September 2018 KSA 23:44 - GMT 20:44
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