Command of Joint Forces of Alliance "Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen": Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces intercept, destroy 7 ballistic missiles launched towards kingdom

Monday 1439/7/9 - 2018/03/26
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Riyadh, Rajab 09, 1439, March 26, 2018, SPA -- Official spokesman of the coalition forces "coalition to support the legitimacy in Yemen," colonel Turki al-Maliki said that on Sunday evening, the air defense forces of the coalition detected the launch of seven ballistic missiles from within the territories of Yemen towards the territories of the kingdom.
According to Colonel al-Maliki, three of them were in the direction of the city of Riyadh and one towards Khamis Mushait and one towards Najran and two towards Jazan and were launched in a random and absurd manner to target civilian, populated areas. They all were intercepted and destroyed by the Saudi Royal Air Defense forces. Interception of the missiles led to the fall of fragments on some residential neighborhoods. According to preliminary information and until the preparation of this statement, it resulted in the martyrdom of an expatriate of the Egyptian community and material damage to civilian objects. Details in this regard will be announced later by the competent authorities.
Al-Maliki said that this hostile and indiscriminate action by the Houthi group backed by Iran proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime's support for the Houthi armed group with qualitative capabilities in a clear and explicit challenge to the violation of UN resolution (2216) and resolution (2231) in order to threaten the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and threaten regional and international security, and that the firing of ballistic missiles towards populated cities and villages is contrary to international humanitarian law, stressing that the actions of the Houthi militia is a serious development in the war of terrorist organizations and those behind them of the state sponsors of terrorism such as Iran's regime.
--SPA
02:05 LOCAL TIME 23:05 GMT