Arab Coalition intercepts Houthi missile attack

JEDDAH, The Arab Coalition, supporting the legitimate government in Yemen, intercepted on Saturday a ballistic missile fired from Yemeni territories towards the southern city of Najran, in Saudi Arabia.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Coalition Forces spokesman Colonel Turki Al-Malki said that the missile was deliberately launched to target civilian populated areas. “The missile was intercepted and destroyed by the Saudi Royal Air Defence Forces,” he added.

Al-Malki went on to say that preliminary information shows that fragments from the falling missile resulted in the slight injury of an Indian national.

The spokesman added that this hostile action by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting the Houthi armed group with qualitative capabilities in a clear and explicit defiance and violation of UN Resolutions No. 2216 and No. 2231, as an attempt to threaten the stability and security of the Kingdom and the region.

“Firing ballistic missiles at populated cities and villages is contrary to international humanitarian law,” he continued.

Saudi air defences intercepted seven ballistic missiles fired by Houthi militias toward various cities in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. The missile attacks targeted civilian populated areas resulting in the death of an Egyptian national and the injury of two others.

Source: Emirates News Agency