Ballistic missile intercepted over Abha

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Remnants of an earlier missile fired by Houthis. — File photo

Riyadh — Saudi air defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile on Saturday above the southwestern Saudi city of Abha, according to an Al Arabiya TV.

Saudi forces on Friday intercepted five drones launched by Iran-backed Houthi militias, an Arab-led military coalition said.

The drones targeted Abha airport, where a Houthi missile on Wednesday left 26 civilians wounded, and the nearby city of Khamis Mushait, which houses a major airbase, the coalition said.


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