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Saudi intercepts six Houthi missiles on southern kingdom

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Saudi Arabia on Sunday intercepted six missiles fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels in the south of the kingdom, the coalition said.

“The interception and destruction of six ballistic missiles fired by the Houthi terrorist militia from Saada province in an attempt to target civilian objects and civilians in Jizan city,” a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition said in a statement.

For its part, confirmed the television network “march” of the rebels that the Houthis fired ten ballistic missiles of the type “Badr 1” targeted “warplanes and Apache aircraft at Jizan regional airport and military sites in Jizan” in the south of the Kingdom.

Earlier, the coalition announced that it had destroyed a drone fired by the Guthis towards the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt, which includes a large air base.

In recent weeks, the Houthis have stepped up attacks by drones on Saudi Arabia, which accuses Iran of arming rebels in Yemen.

Houthi rebels control large parts of the north and west of the country, as well as the capital Sanaa.

Iran does not hide its support for the Houthis but denies arming them.

The conflict in Yemen has killed tens of thousands, including a large number of civilians, according to humanitarian organizations.

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