Saudi air defenses intercept a Houthi missile over Jazan

June 11, 2018

Arab News:

RIYADH: Saudi air defenses on Sunday intercepted a ballistic missile over the southern city of Jazan after being fired from rebel-held territory in neighboring Yemen, a Saudi-led military coalition said.

Debris from the missile landed in residential areas of Jazan without causing casualties, the coalition said in a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency. Iran-backed Houthi rebels have in recent months ramped up missile attacks against neighboring Saudi Arabia, which leads a military coalition that has fought the insurgents since 2015.

The attack comes a day after three civilians were killed in Jazan when Houthi rebels fired a “projectile” at the province, according to the coalition.

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