Saudi: One Dead, 11 Injured In Houthi Missile Attack

One Yemeni man was killed and 11 were injured after Saudi forces intercepted a missile fired from Yemen on Wednesday.

The missile, fired by the Houthis, was targeting the “densely-populated civilian areas” in Jazan, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

“Shrapnel from the intercepted missile scattered over residential areas, leaving a Yemeni resident killed and 11 other civilians wounded,” the coalition said.
The Iran-backed Houthis have in recent months ramped up missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, which Riyadh usually says it intercepts.

Wednesday’s attack brings the tally to 165 rebel missiles launched since 2015, according to the coalition, which that year joined the Yemeni government’s fight against Houthi rebels.

In 2014, the Houthis overran the Yemeni capital and seized control of much of northern Yemen as well as a string of ports on the Red Sea.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their allies intervened in the conflict the following March, aiming to push back the Houthis and restore the internationally recognised government to power.

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

The war in the Arab world’s poorest country has left nearly 10,000 people dead and unleashed what the UN describes as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

 

Source Credit: Gulf News

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