Yemen's Houthi rebels fire missile at Saudi Arabia

Pauline Gross
December 4, 2017

On November 4, Saudi Arabia intercepted and destroyed a "ballistic missile" near the King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh after it was launched from Yemen.

Pakistan reiterated its full support and solidarity with the government and brotherly people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, adding that Islamabad voiced its condemnation of any threats aimed at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

A Saudi-led coalition against the rebels imposed the blockade, which the United Nations warns is deepening Yemen's humanitarian crisis, in response to a Houthi missile that was intercepted near Riyadh airport on November 4.

European Parliament MPs voted in favor of a resolution to ban selling weapons to Saudi Arabia over accusations of the Kingdom violating human rights in Yemen.

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The Arab League in November 19 cited that since the beggining of conflict in Yemen 78 ballistic missiles have been fired towards Saudi Arabia from Yemen.

Royal Air Force spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki, who spoke to the Saudi Press Agency, said the missile was likely headed to the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait, but Saudi forces intercepted and destroyed it before it could hit its target.

The KSA's southern neighbour Yemen has been torn apart by a war between the Saudi-backed government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and Houthi rebels backed by Iran.

Hours earlier, rebel chief Abdulmalik al-Houthi had threatened to retaliate if the blockade was prolonged.

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