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Saudi downs ballistic missile fired by Houthis

Image of Houthi rebels [Anadolu Agency/Facebook]
Houthi soldiers in Yemen, 1 June 2017 [Anadolu Agency/Facebook]

Yemen Houthi rebels yesterday fired a ballistic missile towards the King Faisal Cantonment, Khamis Mushayt. in the Khamis Mushayt area in southwestern Saudi Arabia.

Saudi media said the Kingdom's Air Defence forces intercepted the ballistic missile.

The Houthis have fired a number of ballistic missiles at sites in Saudi Arabia, especially in Jazan, Najran and areas south of the Kingdom. The group says it targets military sites, but Saudi Arabia says the missiles target civilian areas.

Saudi Arabia announced in early November that it had intercepted a ballistic missile north of Riyadh near King Khalid International Airport launched by the Houthis in Yemen.

The Saudi-led Arab alliance in Yemen said the missile was Iranian-made, but Iran has consistently denied supplying the Houthis with weapons.

Read: Yemen's Houthis control 100 miles of Saudi Arabia's territory

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