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Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen Shoots Down Houthi-Launched Ballistic Missile

Yemen’s Houthi militia have launched dozens of drone and missile strikes against military bases, airports and cities inside Saudi Arabia in recent years. The Yemen conflict began in 2015, when a Saudi-led coalition of mostly Gulf countries began a military intervention to try to restore the southern Arabian nation’s ousted president to power.

The Saudi-led coalition has intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched by the Houthis toward Saudi Arabia, a coalition spokesman said Sunday.

The missile was reportedly aimed at ‘civilian targets’ in southern Saudi Arabia, with the thwarted attack coming following the interception of two missiles and one drone reportedly launched toward the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait, about 100 km northwest of the Yemeni border, on Thursday.

 

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