Middle East Saudi forces down missile fired by Yemen’s Houthis: agency

Saudi forces down missile fired by Yemen’s Houthis: agency

A Houthi militant holds a mock missile during a rally marking al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Yemen's capital Sanaa.
A Houthi militant holds a mock missile during a rally marking al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Yemen’s capital Sanaa.

Saudi air defense forces shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi militia toward Khamees Mushait city in the kingdom’s southwest on Tuesday night, a Saudi-led coalition said in a statement carried by the state news agency SPA.

The Royal Saudi Air Defence Forces destroyed the missile before it could cause any damage, according to the statement by the coalition, which since March 2015 has been fighting the Houthis to try to restore the Saudi-backed government of exiled president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Saudi forces responded to the missile attack by attacking the launch site, the statement added.