Saudi Arabia intercepts missile fired from Yemen

Saudi air defences on Tuesday (May 15th) intercepted a ballistic missile fired into the south of the kingdom from territory in Yemen held by the Iran-backed Houthis (Ansarallah), AFP reported.

Debris from the missile landed in residential areas of the city of Jizan, but did not cause any casualties, Arab coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki said.

The Houthis claimed the attempted strike via their news outlet, Al-Masirah.

Another Houthi missile targeted Jizan on Monday, but landed in a desert area, al-Maliki said Monday night, noting there had been six missiles fired at the kingdom over the course of one week.

He said the Houthis had fired 138 ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia since the militia started using them to target the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia last week tested a new siren system for the Riyadh and the Eastern Province.

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