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Arab Coalition: 200 ballistic missiles fired by 'Houthis' towards Saudi Arabia

October 2, 2018 at 1:18 am

The Arab Coalition to Support the Legitimacy in Yemen announced on Monday that the “Houthi” group had fired 200 rockets toward Saudi Arabia.

This statement came during a press conference for the spokesman of the Arab Coalition forces, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, to talk about the latest developments in military operations.

Al-Maliki said that “the Houthi militias in Yemen fired 200 ballistic missiles towards the Kingdom.”

He added that “the Houthi militias continue to threaten maritime navigation …  and that there must be tougher measures (not detailed) against their violations.”

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The rockets fired by the Houthis towards the Kingdom, killed “112 civilians citizens and residents, and injured hundreds since the Houthi coup in Yemen,” according to an earlier statistic that Al-Maliki mentioned.

Since the war began on March 26, 2015, the Houthi group has been bombing Saudi territory with medium-and long-range ballistic missiles. The Saudi Air Defence system usually thwarts these rocket attacks.

For nearly four years, Yemen has been waging war between government forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, backed by Arab coalition forces, and Houthis, who are controlling the provinces, including Sanaa since 2014.