Command of Joint Forces of the Coalition: Saudi Royal Air Force intercepts ballistic missile launched by Huthi militia towards the Kingdom

Tuesday 1439/8/1 - 2018/04/17
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Riyadh, Sha'ban 01, 1439, April 17, 2018, SPA -- The spokesman for the coalition forces "coalition to support the legitimacy in Yemen," Colonel Turki al-Maliki, stated that at ten and sixteen minutes on Monday evening, the Saudi Royal Air Force detected the launch of a ballistic missile by the Houthi militia backed by Iran from within the territory of Yemen (North of Amran governorate) towards the Kingdom's territories.
Colonel al-Maliki said that the missile was in the direction of the city of Najran and was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas. The Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces were able to intercept it, resulting in the dispersal of missile fragments on some residential areas. No casualties or damage were reported until the time of this statement.
Al-Maliki said that this hostile action by the Houthi militia supported by Iran proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in providing the Houthi armed militia with qualitative capabilities in clear and explicit defiance of the UN resolution 2216 and resolution 2231 in order to threaten the security of Saudi Arabia and threaten regional and international security. Firing ballistic missiles at populated cities and villages is contrary to international humanitarian law, he said.
--SPA
00:10 LOCAL TIME 21:10 GMT