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Offbeat Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

22:30  10 june  2018
22:30  10 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Saudi air defences on Sunday intercepted a ballistic missile over the southern city of Jizan after being fired from rebel-held territory in neighbouring Yemen , a Saudi -led military coalition said . Iran-backed Huthi rebels have in recent months ramped up missile attacks against neighbouring Saudi Arabia .

Saudi Arabia 's air force intercepted seven missiles fired from Yemen on Sunday and, in the debris that rained down on residential suburbs from the interceptions , one man was killed, the Saudis said in a statement. Coalition forces spokesman Col. Turki Al Maliki said the missiles were fired from

Saudi border guards keep watch along the border with Yemen in the southern Jizan province in 2017 © Provided by AFP Saudi border guards keep watch along the border with Yemen in the southern Jizan province in 2017

Saudi air defences on Sunday intercepted a ballistic missile over the southern city of Jizan after being fired from rebel-held territory in neighbouring Yemen, a Saudi-led military coalition said.

Debris from the missile landed in residential areas of Jizan without causing casualties, the coalition said in a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency.

Iran-backed Huthi rebels have in recent months ramped up missile attacks against neighbouring Saudi Arabia, which leads a military coalition that has fought the insurgents since 2015.

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi air defenses on Friday intercepted a ballistic missile over the southern city of Najran after it was fired from rebel-held territory in neighboring Yemen , a Saudi -led military coalition said . Debris from the missile landed in residential areas of Najran without causing

Saudi -led coalition says Iran is arming Yemen rebels. Saudi air defenses intercept a ballistic missile fired from rebel-held territory in neighboring Yemen , state media reports, as a Riyadh-led military coalition intensifies an offensive to capture a strategic port.

The attack comes a day after three civilians were killed in Jizan when Huthi rebels fired a "projectile" at the province, according to the coalition.

The strike coincides with the advance of coalition-backed Yemeni forces on the rebel-held Red Sea port of Hodeida, the main conduit for humanitarian supplies into a country teetering on the brink of famine.

In late May, air defences intercepted Huthi missiles over the southern cities of Najran and Jizan, according to the coalition, which said there were no casualties.

Saudi Arabia last month tested a new siren system for the capital Riyadh and the oil-rich Eastern Province, in a sign of the increasing threat posed by the rebels' arms.

Riyadh accuses its regional rival Tehran of supplying the Huthis with ballistic missiles, a charge Iran denies.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other allies intervened in Yemen in 2015 to push back the rebels and restore the internationally-recognised government to power after the Huthis ousted it from swathes of the country including the capital Sanaa.

Nearly 10,000 people have been killed since the alliance launched its intervention in Yemen in March 2015, contributing to what the UN has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

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