SAUDI ARABIA

Coalition forces intercept, destroy seven missiles fired toward Saudi Arabia

March 26, 2018



Saudi Gazette report

Riyadh — The spokesperson for the Coalition forces fighting to restore legitimacy in Yemen confirmed that air defense forces were able to intercept seven ballistic missiles that targeted Saudi territories from Yemen, Al-Arabiya said.

According to Col. Turki Al-Maliki, three of the missiles were directed at Saudi Arabia’s capital city of Riyadh, while one missile each was fired toward Khamis Mushait and Najran. Two missiles were fired toward Jazan indiscriminately to target civilian populated areas.

A statement on Saudi Press Agency said all the seven ballistic missiles were successfully intercepted and destroyed.

Fragments of some of the destroyed missiles landed on residential neighborhoods, according to preliminary sources of information.

Al-Maliki added: “This hostile and indiscriminate act by the Iran-backed Houthi militias proves that the Iranian regime is still involved in supporting the Houthis with qualitative armed capabilities in a clear and flagrant breach of UN Security Council resolutions 2216 and 2231. This is with the objective of threatening the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as regional an global security.”

He further said: “Firing ballistic missiles towards populated cities and villages is a violation of humanitarian international law. What the Houthi militias are perpetrating is a serious development in the war by terrorist organizations and the countries sponsoring terrorism, like the Iranian regime that is backing the Houthis.”


March 26, 2018
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