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Houthis launch ballistic missile towards Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA (OBSERVATORY) – The militants of the “Ansar Allah” (Houthis), on Monday, a ballistic missile on the sector of Najran south-west of Saudi Arabia, Sputnik reports.

Al-Masirah, a spokesman for the Ansar Allah group, said: “The rocket force fired a” Badr 1 “ballistic missile on the power station in Najran on Monday evening (April 16th).

“The air defenses intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Houthis towards Najran,” the Saudi news channel said.

It is noteworthy that the militants “Ansar Allah” announced on 22 March last launch of the system “Badr 1” ballistic solid fuel and the speed of the missile 4.5 Mach.

Since 26 March 2015, Saudi Arabia has been leading a military alliance supporting Yemeni government forces in the face of the Ansar al-Houthi militants, who control several provinces, including Sanaa since 21 September 2014.

The conflict has killed more than 10,000 Yemeni civilians and wounded hundreds of thousands, while the UN says more than 22 million Yemenis need urgent assistance.

Saudi Arabia, a number of Arab League states and Western countries have accused Iran of funding the firing of dozens of ballistic missiles by Houthis towards Saudi airspace since the start of its campaign in Yemen .

Recently, during the Arab Summit held in Dhahran, west of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, Ansar Allah, took full responsibility for the continuation of the crisis in Yemen and the humanitarian suffering of the Yemeni people.