Latest Houthi-launched ballistic missile towards Jazan successfully intercepted, Col. Al-Malki announced

Friday 1439/7/13 - 2018/03/30
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Riyadh, Rajab 12, 1439, March 29, 2018, SPA -- Col. Turki Al-Malki, official spokesman of the Coalition Forces for Supporting the Legitimacy in Yemen disclosed that this evening the Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces have successfully intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Iran-backed Houthi militias from inside the Yemeni territories towards the Saudi city of Jazan.
In a statement, he said that at 21:35 on Thursday, the missile, which was coming from the Yemeni governorate of Saada, a Houthi stronghold, deliberately targeted densely-populated areas in the southern city of Jazan.
Al-Malki described the move as yet another evidence of the involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting the armed Houthi militias with qualitative capabilities, a flagrant violation of the UN resolution No. 2216 and 2231, and aiming to threaten the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as the regional and international security.
Launching ballistic missiles towards villages, cities and populated areas is considered a blatant breach of the international humanitarian law, he concluded.
--SPA
00:44 LOCAL TIME 21:44 GMT