Air Defense of Coalition for the Support of Legitimacy in Yemen intercepts two ballistic missiles launched by the Huthi militia towards the Kingdom

Sunday 1439/8/20 - 2018/05/06
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Riyadh, Sha'ban 20, 1439, May 06, 2018, SPA -- Spokesman of forces of "coalition to support the legitimacy in Yemen," Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that at eight and forty seven minutes on Sunday evening the air defense forces of the coalition detected the launch of two ballistic missiles by the Houthi militia backed by Iran from within the territory of Yemen, north of Amran governorate, towards the Kingdom's territory.
Colonel al-Maliki said that the two missiles were in the direction of the city of Najran and launched by the militia deliberately to target civilian and populated areas, and the Saudi Royal Air Defense forces were able to intercept all of them and as a result scattered fragments of missile fell on residential neighborhoods and no injuries or damage were recorded until the time of preparation 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 supporting the Houthi armed militia 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 Saudi Arabia and regional and international security. The firing of ballistic missiles at populated cities and villages is contrary to international humanitarian law.
22:17 LOCAL TIME 19:17 GMT