Houthi missile launched towards Makkah intercepted

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RIYADH – The Air Defense Forces of the Arab Coalition Forces supporting the legitimacy in Yemen intercepted on Thursday evening a ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias towards Makkah Province, in a futile attempt to mar the Haj season, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted the Command of the Arab Coalition Forces supporting legitimacy in Yemen as saying.
In a statement it issued, the Command said: “The Air Defense Forces were able on Thursday evening to intercept a ballistic missile launched by the (Houthi) militias towards Makkah. It was intercepted over Al-Wasiliyah Area in Taif governorate, 69 km from Makkah. There were no casualties or damage.”
The Command stressed that the continued smuggling of missiles into Yemen is due to absence of monitoring of the Hodeida Seaport and misuse of permits granted by the Coalition for relief consignments and goods. This comes at a time when the international community is continuing to deliberate the situation and arrive at a decision to prevent the violations that are prolonging the war and subjecting the civilians to danger.
The Coalition reiterates its support for the decisions of the legitimate government in Yemen to support the initiatives of the UN envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to supervise the vital Hodeida Port. — SG/SPA

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