Houthis fire 2 missiles toward Riyadh, one each toward Jazan and Najran

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Col. Turki Al-Malki
Col. Turki Al-Malki

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — The Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces on Wednesday successfully intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Iran-backed Houthi militias targeting Riyadh city while another missile fell in the desert south of the capital city, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Col. Turki Al-Malki, spokesman of the Coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen, said that at 11.29 a.m. on Wednesday the Saudi Royal Air Defense Force intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Houthi terrorist militia from the Yemeni territory, north of Amran region.

Al-Malki said the forces also spotted another missile that fell 100 km south of Riyadh in an unpopulated desert.

No casualty or damage was reported in the incident.

He said that the two missiles were deliberately targeting populated civilian areas in Riyadh city.

Earlier on Wednesday, Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF) intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Iranian-backed the Houthi militias from Saada governorate in Yemen toward Jazan city. Col. Malki said these hostile actions by Houthis backed by Iran prove the continuing involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting the militias with qualitative capabilities in a clear violation of UN resolutions.

Also on Wednesday, Houthi militias tried to hit southern Saudi city of Najran after firing a short range ballistic missile called Badr.

Al-Malki said the missile, launched from a Yemeni territory north of Saada, fell in an uninhabited desert area in the region at 6.42 p.m. and there was no damage reported.


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