Saudi forces intercept and destroy another missile fired from Yemen

July 11, 2018

Gulf Business:

Saudi air defence forces intercepted and destroyed another ballistic missile fired from Yemen by Houthis on Tuesday, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The kingdom has been seeing a spate of missile attacks in recent months as the Saudi-led coalition increases its offensive in Yemen.

Colonel Turki Al-Malki, the official spokesman of the Coalition, stated that the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted the missile at 2.40pm on Tuesday. The missile, which was targeting the governorate of Al-Shuqaiq, was “deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas”, he said. No injuries were reported.

“This hostile act by the Houthi terrorist militia proves that the Iranian regime continued involvement in supporting the Houthi militia with qualitative capabilities in clear and explicit defiance of UN resolution 2216 and resolution 2231,” Al-Malki stated. He added that the firing of ballistic missiles at populated cities and villages is contrary to both international law and international humanitarian law.

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