Houthi rebels try to target Saudi Arabia with ballistic missile


Sun, 13 Aug 2017 - 01:50 GMT

Houthi militia - Via Flickr

Houthi militia - Via Flickr

RIYADH - 14 August 2017: The Saudi-led Arab Coalition in Yemen said its defense systems spotted a failed attempt by Houthi militia to target the Saudi city of Najran from Yemen's territories.

Coalition sources said the missile failed to reach the Saudi territories and fell in the Yemeni province of Saada.

The coalition said on Saturday it destroyed a booby-trapped boat at Yenen's Makha port on the Red Sea.

Days ago, a ballistic missile fired by suspected Yemeni rebels was shot down close to Makkah in Saudi Arabia, a month before the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest site, the Arab military coalition fighting in Yemen said.

The missile was intercepted 69 kilometres (43 miles) south of the city in western Saudi Arabia, the coalition said in a statement, calling it “a desperate attempt by Shiite Houthi rebels to disrupt Hajj”, which begins at the end of August.



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