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Royal Saudi Air Defense Intercepts and Destroys Ballistic Missile Launched by Iranian Houthi Militia

The Official Spokesman of the Coalition (the Coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen) Col. Turki Al-Malki stated that at 10:02, the Royal Saudi Air Defense detected a ballistic missile launch from Sa’dah, Yemen aimed at Saudi Arabia.

Col. Al-Malki reported that the ballistic missile was launched deliberately by the Iranian Houthi militia to target densely populated civilian areas in Jizan, Saudi Arabia, where the missile was intercepted and destroyed by the Royal Saudi Air Defense.

He continued: “The interception resulted in a projection of fragments throughout some residential areas. No casualties were recorded up to the time of this release”

Col. Al-Malki added: “This hostile act carried out by the Iranian Houthi militia proves that the Iranian regime is still providing the terrorist Houthi armed militia with qualitative capabilities, in flagrant defiance of UNSCRs 2216 and 2231, with the main objective of threatening the Saudi Arabian, regional and international security.”

He concluded: “Launching ballistic missiles at densely populated civilian areas is a direct breach of the principles of the international humanitarian law.”

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