Saudi coalition destroys 2 ballistic missiles of Houthis over Yemen’s HodeidahOctober 26, 2018
ADEN, Yemen, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) — Air defenses of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition destroyed two ballistic missiles fired by the Houthi rebels at the Red Sea coastal city of Hodeidah, a Yemeni government official told Xinhua Saturday.
The Houthi rebels targeted the government-controlled areas in Durayhmi of Hodeidah province, but the Saudi-led air defenses aborted the ballistic missile attack successfully, the government source said on condition of anonymity. “The Saudi-led coalition protected the thousands of citizens living in government-controlled areas and destroyed the two missiles over the city’s airspace,” the government source said.
Media outlets affiliated with the United Arab Emirates, which is leading the anti-Houthi offensive in Hodeidah, reported that a drone loaded with explosives was destroyed on its way towards the city.