Command of Forces of Coalition For Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen : Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces intercept and destroy a ballistic missile launched towards Khamis Mushait

Monday 1439/5/19 - 2018/02/05
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Riyadh, 19 Jumada I,1439 AH, 05 February,2018 , SPA -- The official spokesman of forces of Coalition for Supporting the legitimacy in Yemen Colonel Turki Al-Maliki stated that at 7:23 a.m. (seven and twenty-three minutes today morning, Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias of Iran from Yemeni territories (Sa'adah Governorate) toward the Kingdom.
Colonel Al-Maliki said that the missile was heading towards the city of Khamis Mushait and was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas.
He said that this hostile action by the Houthi group supported by Iran proves the continuing involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting Houthi armed group with qualitative capabilities in a clear and explicit defiance to violate United Nations resolutions 2216 and 2231 in order to threaten the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the regional and international security, and that launching ballistic missiles toward densely 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 Iran's blatant violations of continuing smuggling and transferring ballistic missiles and weapons to terrorist groups and outlaws, holding it accountable for its support and blatant defiance of international norms and values and threatening the regional and international security.
-- SPA
12:52 LOCAL TIME 09:52 GMT