RSAD Destroys Ballistic Missile Launched by Houthi Militia at Najran, Another Fell in An Empty Desert, No Casualties, Al-Turki Reports

Sunday 1439/8/6 - 2018/04/22
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Riyadh, Sha'ban 6, 1439, Apr 22, 2018, SPA -- The Royal Saudi Air Defense detected, successfully intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched by Iran-backed Houthi militias on Sunday afternoon from Sa’dah governorate in Yemen towards Saudi Arabia's southern city of Najran with splinters scattering in residential areas, the official spokesman of the Coalition (the Coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen) Col. Turki Al-Malki said, adding that another ballistic missile, which was launched earlier today fell to the ground in an empty desert, both causing no fatalities.
Col. Turki Al-Malki stated that "at 16:24 the Royal Saudi Air Defense detected a ballistic missile launch from Sa’dah governorate aimed at Saudi Arabia".
He reported that the ballistic missile was launched deliberately by the Iran-backed Houthi militia to target densely populated civilian areas in Najran, Saudi Arabia, where the missile was intercepted and destroyed by the Royal Saudi Air Defense.
He continued: “The interception resulted in projection of fragments throughout some residential areas, where it started a fire in a farm owned by a Saudi national. No casualties were recorded up to the time of this release.”
Col. Al-Malki added: “This hostile act carried out by the putschists proves that the Iranian regime is still providing the terrorist Houthi armed militia with qualitative capabilities, in flagrant defiance of UNSCRs 2216 and 2231, with the main objective of threatening the Saudi Arabian, regional and international security.”
He concluded: “Launching ballistic missiles at densely populated civilian areas is a direct breach of the principles of the international humanitarian law.”
The Royal Saudi Air Defense, as well, detected at 14:28 a ballistic missile aimed at Saudi Arabia, which came down in an empty desert with no casualties recorded.
--SPA
19:23 LOCAL TIME 16:23 GMT