Saudi air defence intercepts 2 missiles fired from Yemen

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| Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 16:14
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The Shia Houthi rebel movement often fires projectiles against Saudi areas | Image for pictorial representation

Riyadh: The Saudi Arabian air defence on Wednesday intercepted two ballistic missiles fired from Yemen.

The commander of the Arab coalition said in a statement that the air defence destroyed the base, from which the two missiles were launched aimed at the Saudi Arabian region of Jizan, EFE news reported.

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The Shia Houthi rebel movement often fires projectiles against Saudi areas near the border, mainly Jizan and Najran.

The Arab coalition in March 2015 began a military offensive against the Houthis, in support of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.

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