Air Defense Forces intercepts ballistic missile launched from Yemen toward kingdom

Tuesday 1437/8/24 - 2016/05/31
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Riyadh, Sha'ban 24, 1437, May 31, 2016, SPA -- The command of the alliance to support legitimacy in Yemen announced in a statement on Monday that the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted Monday evening a ballistic missile launched from the territories of Yemen towards the Saudi territories. It was destroyed without any damage.
The Air Forces immediately destroyed the missile launch platform, which was located inside Yemeni territories.
In its statement, the command said that the repetition of the firing of missile towards the territories of the kingdom by the Huthi militias and the forces of the ousted aims at ending the state of calm and aborting the international community's efforts to ensure the success of Kuwait consultations and expresses failure by these militias to deal positively with all the efforts being made by the coalition and by the international community to save the blood of the brotherly people of Yemen.
Thus, the command of the alliance and through this statement stresses that the repeated violations of the cease-fire by the Huthi militias and their associates, targeting the territories of the kingdom and their continued irresponsible practice - despite the policy of restraint followed since the tenth of last April - will force the alliance to reconsider the feasibility of continuing that policy and take all necessary measures to defend the sovereignty and territories of the kingdom and defend the gains of the people of Yemen in the framework of Operation Renewal of Hope.
--SPA
00:32 LOCAL TIME 21:32 GMT