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Saudi Arabia intercepts missile over Najran

Coalition says hostile act proves Iran is continuing its support for Al Houthis

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Riyadh: Saudi Arabia today announced it has successfully intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Iranian-backed Al Houthi militia from inside Yemen. The missile targeted a populated civilian area in the city of Najran, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The spokesperson of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition in Support of the Legitimate Yemeni Government, Colonel Turki Al Malki, said on Tuesday that air defence forces successfully intercepted the missile, and that some of its fragments fell on a residential neighbourhood, but there were no deaths reported.

He said this hostile act proves Iran is continuing its support for Al Houthis with “quality military capabilities”, in stark violation of UN resolutions 2216 and 2231, and undermining the safety and security of Saudi Arabia, the region and the world.

“The launching of ballistic missiles towards populated urban and rural areas is considered a violation of international and human laws,” he added, according to SPA.

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