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Saudi Air Defenses Shoot down Houthi Missiles Fired at Najran

Saudi Air Defenses Shoot down Houthi Missiles Fired at Najran

Sunday, 6 May, 2018 - 19:15
Arab Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki. (SPA)

Saudi air defenses shot down on Sunday two ballistic missiles fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militias towards the Kingdom, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

Spokesman for the coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that the missiles were directed at the city of Najran. They were launched from the northern Yemeni province of Omran.

He charged that the missiles were deliberately fired at residential and populated areas.

The shrapnel from the intercepted missiles landed in residential neighborhoods, but no one was injured in the incident, Maliki revealed.

Sunday’s hostile act demonstrates Iran’s ongoing involvement in backing the Houthi militias in blatant defiance of United Nations Security Council resolution 2216 and 2231, he declared.

The firing of the rockets is aimed at threatening the security of the Kingdom, the region and the world, he stressed, while also deeming the attack a violation of International Humanitarian Law.

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