Saudi Air Force intercepted missiles fired by Al Houthi militia. Picture is of a previous Al Houthi missile. Image Credit: Twitter

Saudi air defences have intercepted and destroyed several ballistic missiles fired from Yemen’s Sanaa, the Saudi Press Agency has reported.

The missiles were intercepted at 12.30am on Friday, according to Turki Al Malki, the official spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen.

He said the missiles were “launched by the terrorist Iran-backed Houthi militia towards Saudi cities”.

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“The missiles were launched in a systematic, deliberate manner to target cities and civilians, which is a flagrant defiance of the international humanitarian law,” Al Malki said.

“Sanaa has become a Houthi militia assembly, installation and launching hub for ballistic missiles that target the Kingdom.

“The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition has exercised extreme prudence and self-restraint in dealing with the violations of the Houthi militia through launching ballistic missiles, UAVs and Remote Controlled exploding boats.

“The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will continue to apply and implement all decisive and rigorous measures, in accordance with the International Humanitarian Law, to protect Coalition states’ nationals and expatriates from such barbaric attacks.”