A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Al Houthi group towards Saudi Arabia’s southern Jizan region was shot down by Saudi forces on Tuesday, the Saudi Press Agency repoprted

SPA carried a statement by Colonel Turki Al Maliki, spokesman of the coalition forces to support the legitimacy in Yemen, in which he said that the missile was in the direction of the city of Jazan and was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas, was intercepted and destroyed by the Saudi Royal Air Defence Forces.

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Al Maliki said the hostile action by the Al Houthi group supported by Iran proved the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in clear and explicit defiance and violation of UN resolution 2216 and resolution 2231. Firing ballistic missiles at populated cities and villages is contrary to international humanitarian law.

Colonel Al Maliki renewed his call for the international community to take more serious and effective steps to stop the blatant Iranian smuggling and transfer of ballistic missiles and weapons to terrorist groups.