The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition (Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen): Coalition Air Defense Intercepts and Destroys four Ballistic Missiles Launched by the Iranian Houthi Militia at Saudi Arabia

Saturday 1439/8/12 - 2018/04/28
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Riyadh, Sha'ban 12, 1439, April 28, 2018, SPA -- The official spokesman of the Coalition (the Coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen) Col. Turki Al-Malki stated that at 10:40 the Coalition Air Defense detected the launch of four ballistic missiles from Sa’dah governorate aimed at Saudi Arabia.
Col. Al-Malki reported that the four ballistic missiles were launched deliberately by the Iranian Houthi militia to target densely populated civilian areas in Jizan, Saudi Arabia, where the missiles were intercepted and destroyed by the Coalition Air Defense.
He continued: “The interception resulted in projection of fragments throughout some residential areas. 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.”
-- SPA
13:36 LOCAL TIME 10:36 GMT