Houthi ballistic missile intercepted over Jazan

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Col. Turki Al-Malki

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Saudi air defenses intercepted a "ballistic missile" fired by Yemeni rebels at the Kingdom's southern coastal city of Jazan, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels said. Col. Turki Al-Malki, spokesman of the coalition forces supporting legitimacy in Yemen, said that at around 10.02 a.m. the ballistic missile was launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias from the Yemeni territory of Saada to target densely populated civilian areas in Jazan. The missile was intercepted and destroyed by the Saudi forces, he said adding that there were no injuries or damage reported even though the debris of the missile fell on residential areas, the Saudi Press Agency reported. 
“This hostile act carried out by the Houthi militia proved that the Iranian regime is still supporting the terrorist Houthi armed militia and this is in flagrant violation of the UN Security Council resolutions 2216 and 2231, with the objective of threatening security of Saudi Arabia as well as that of the region and the world,” Al-Malki said in a statement.


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