Arab Coalition intercepts ballistic missile launched from Yemen towards Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH, The Command of the Arab Coalition supporting the legitimate government in Yemen said Thursday that a ballistic missile, launched from Yemeni territory towards Najran City, Saudi Arabia, was intercepted.

Spokesman of the Saudi-led Coalition Colonel Staff Turki Al-Maliki said in a press release, obtained by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), that the missile was launched at 10:51 p.m. local-time Wednesday.

The intercepted missile was targeting civilian populated areas in Najran; however, the projectile was destroyed before any damage could occur, said the military personnel.

Colonel Al-Maliki called on the Iranian-backed Houthi militia to halt its transgressive acts, demanding from the group to abide by UN and international resolutions connected with the halt of all hostile acts against Saudi Arabia.

He called on the militia to seek efforts to resolve the situation in Yemen rather than escalating the conflict in the fellow Arab country.

Since March of 2015, the number of missiles and projectiles launched from Yemeni territory towards Saudi Arabia had reached 204. Some 112 Saudi citizens and foreign residents were killed as a result of the attacks.

Source: Kuwait News Agency