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Saudi Arabia accuses the Houthis of firing a ballistic missile at a residential area in northern Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition announced that the Houthis launched a ballistic missile from Amran governorate towards Al-Jawf governorate in northern Yemen, near the border with Saudi Arabia, vowing to destroy the capabilities of the Houthis.

The Saudi Press Agency, quoting the coalition spokesman Turki Al-Maliki, said that the “Iranian-backed terrorist” Houthi group launched a ballistic missile Saturday morning from Amran Governorate.

The spokesman added that the missile fell inside Yemeni territory, east of Al-Yatma area in Al-Jawf Governorate, accusing the Houthis of violating international humanitarian law by launching ballistic missiles and landing indiscriminately on civilians and population centers.

Al-Maliki stressed that the leadership of the coalition forces continues to take measures to destroy these specific capabilities to protect civilians inside Yemen, and to protect regional and international security, he said.

Yesterday evening, the coalition announced that a commercial ship suffered minor damage, after it hit a mine planted by the Houthis in the southern Red Sea, without causing any casualties.

Two days ago, the coalition confirmed the destruction of 4 Iranian-made naval mines planted by the Houthis, without mentioning where they were found.

Last month, the Houthi group targeted an Aramco oil station in Jeddah with a missile.

Since March 2015, a military coalition led by the Saudi neighbor has supported forces loyal to the Yemeni government against the Iran-backed Houthis.




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