Coalition Forces Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen: RSADF Intercept, Destroy Ballistic Missile Targeting Najran City

Saturday 1439/5/3 - 2018/01/20
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Riyadh, Jumada I 3, 1439, Jan 20, 2018, SPA -- Official Spokesman of the Coalition Forces Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen Colonel Turki Al-Maliki said in a statement today that "At 12:38 p.m. today, the Air Defense Forces affiliated to the Coalition have detected a ballistic missile launched by Iran-affiliated Houthi militias from Saada Governorate towards the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
Al-Maliki also said that the missile was directed to Najran City in order to deliberately target civilian and populated areas. The missile was intercepted and destroyed by the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF), Al-Maliki added.
The Official Spokesman also said "This hostile action by Iran-supported Houthi group proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting the Houthi armed group with qualitative capabilities, in a clear and explicit defiance and violation of UN Resolutions No. 2216 and No. 2231 in order to threaten the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the regional and international security. Firing ballistic missiles towards populated cities and villages is contrary to the 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 violations of continued smuggling and transfer of ballistic missiles and weapons to terrorist groups and outlaws, and to hold Iran accountable for its blatant defiance of the international norms and values as well as its threat to the regional and international security.
--SPA
14:40 LOCAL TIME 11:40 GMT