Command of the Joint Forces of the Alliance "Alliance to Support Legitimacy, in Yemen": Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces Intercept Ballistic Missile Launched by Iran-backed Houthi Terrorist Militia, targeting KSA

Friday 1439/10/22 - 2018/07/06
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Riyadh, Shawwal 22, 1439, Jul 6, 2018, SPA -- The spokesman for the coalition forces "coalition to support the legitimacy in Yemen," Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that at 7:17 pm (19.17), the air defense forces of the alliance spotted the launch of a ballistic missile by the Iran-backed Houthi militia within the territory of Yemen from Imran, towards the territory of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
Colonel al-Maliki added that the missile was in the direction of the city (Jazan) and was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas, but the Saudi Royal Air Defense forces intercepted and destroyed it, and the missile interception resulted in no casualties.
This hostile act by the Houthi terrorist militia of Iran proves that the Iranian regime continued involvement in supporting the Houthi militia with qualitative capabilities in clear and explicit defiance of UN resolution 2216 and resolution 2231, as such acts aimed at threatening the security of Saudi Arabia and threatening regional as well as international security, al-Malki stated, concluding that the firing of ballistic missiles at populated cities and villages is contrary to both international law and international humanitarian law.
-- SPA
22:16 LOCAL TIME 19:16 GMT
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