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Saudi-French excavation mission in Najran find coins dating back 1st century AD

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage had signed a joint cooperation agreement with the French National Center for Scientific Research and accordingly there have been several excavation works completed in the border city of Najran.The mission’s most important results include discovering prehistoric sites like the Mundafan site which dates back to the end of the Pleistocene time period and to the beginning of the next time period, the Holocene. Fossils of animal remains, ...

Saudi air defense forces destroy Houthi ballistic missile targeting Najran

Friday, 27 April 2018

Saudi air defense forces have destroyed a Houthi ballistic missile targeting Najran on Friday. According to an Al Arabiya news channel correspondent, Saudi air defense forces intercepted and destroyed the missile using their Patriot defense system around 12:50 pm local time. Military sources confirmed that the Houthi militia intentionally fired the missile at a resident-dense areat. But, the defense forces were able to destroy the missile without resulting in any casualties. On Monday, Saudi ...

Saudi Arabia intercepts two Houthi ballistic missiles targeting Jazan

Monday, 23 April 2018

Saudi air defenses intercepted two ballistic missiles on Monday fired by Houthi militias targeting Jazan. The kingdom’s air defenses intercepted another missile targeting the Najran region while another missile fell in a desert area on Sunday. The militia has fired more than 100 ballistic in total targeting Saudi Arabian land according to an Arab Coalition statement released on April 16. Saudi air defenses were able to intercept most of them.

Saudi air defense intercepts ballistic missile fired toward Najran

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Saudi Arabia’s air defense says they have intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias towards the border city of Najran. Authorities confirmed that forces intercepted one missile on Sunday while another landed in a secluded desert area of the border city. The southern city of Najran - close to the border with Yemen, has borne the brunt ever since the Houthi militia forces took over swathes of the country in a 2014 coup. According to officials, the city has witnessed more than ...

Saudi air defenses intercept Houthi ballistic missile targeting Najran

Monday, 16 April 2018

Saudi Arabia’s air defenses said that they have intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias in Yemen targeting the border city of Najran. Hours earlier, Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki said that Houthis in Yemen fired a total of 119 ballistic missiles targeting Saudi Arabia so far, warning of a “painful” military response if the militants mounted any new attacks. Najran, a Saudi border city with Yemen, has come under constant fire from Houthi ...

Saudi Arabia intercepts a ballistic missile launched by Houthis at Najran

Thursday, 11 January 2018

The Saudi air defense on Thursday intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Houthi militias on Najran.Last Friday, social networking sites shared a number of pictures of an intercepted Houthi missile in the Najran area. The pictures showed that the missile fragments were scattered on one of the cars, which was partially destroyed, without any injuries reported.Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the spokesperson of the Arab coalition forces said that the air defense forces of the coalition spotted at ...

Saudi forces kill 20 Houthis in special operation off Najran

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Saudi forces launched a special operation off the Najran area, killing 20 Houthi militia and ousted Saleh loyalists on Wednesday. Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported that Saudi forces earlier spotted an attempt by the militia to move towards the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen to carry out an attack on the Saudi military control sites. The Saudi forces engaged in a military tactic to stop the progress of the elements through an ambush made up of infantry and support teams from Apache ...

Coalition: Four Houthi field commanders killed opposite Najran

Monday, 16 October 2017

Military sources revealed on Monday the death of four Houthi militia field commanders during air raids by the Arab Alliance coalition to support the legitimacy in Yemen.The coalition targeted militia sites opposite the border city of Najran region, Saudi Arabia.The sources said that among the dead militia leaders included Mukhtar Saleh Suwaid, Omar Mohammed al-Khulani, Ahmad Ahmad al-Shaafali and Ghaddan Mutahar al-Zamanani.This comes after Saudi forces also targeted last week Houthi militias ...

Saudi forces carry out operations near Yemen border, killing 70 Houthis

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Military operations carried out by Saudi forces succeeded in supporting coalition aircrafts against Houthi militias and the guards of Yemen’s former leader Ali Abdullah Saleh off the border in the past day.Al Arabiya was able to confirm that a military plan developed by the joint operations command of the Saudi forces, in addition to the coalition’s support, was carried out in multiple areas aimed at targeting the support of the Houthi and Saleh militias from inside Yemen toward the ...

PHOTOS: Castle offers views of Najran from a height of 1,000 meters

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Ra'oum castle is located at the top of Mount Ra'oum, overlooking the center of the city of Najran. It attracts visitors from both inside and outside Saudi Arabia. It is a popular tourist destination throughout the year as it offers vistas of the city of Najran, its farms and its tourist attractions from the top of this archaeological fortress at a height of 1,000 meters. Ra’oum castle is a prominent tourist location where the valley and the dam are landmarks. The castle has now become ...

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