Two Houthi-fired missiles intercepted over Jazan

Col. Turki Al-Maliki

RIYADH - Saudi Royal Air Defenses on Monday successfully intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles launched by Iran-backed Houthi militias targeting the southern city of Jazan.

Col. Turki Al-Malki, spokesman of the Coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen, said that the missiles were launched deliberately from Saada governorate of Yemen to target densely populated civilian areas of Jazan.

"At 4.23 p.m. the Royal Saudi Air Defense detected the launch of the missiles and successfully intercepted them. The debris fell in some residential areas. No casualties were recorded up to the time of the release of this statement," Al-Malki added.