Media: air defense of Saudi Arabia repelled rocket attacks from the Yemen in Riyadh
The rebel movement “Ansar Allah” has confirmed the launch of two ballistic missiles of type “Badr-1” in the air objects in Jīzān.
MOSCOW, may 9. /TASS/. Saudi air defense shot down Wednesday over Riyadh a few ballistic missiles fired from the territory of Yemen. This was reported by Sky News Arabia.
According to available information, the capital of the Kingdom heard a series of explosions. Another shell fired from Yemen in the southern province of Jizan, was also shot down by air defense of the Kingdom.
In turn, the rebel movement “Ansar Allah” (Houthis) has confirmed the launch of two ballistic missiles of type “Badr-1” in the air objects in Jīzān. About attack in the Saudi capital, the Houthis have not declared.
Over the past month, the Houthis have significantly increased the number of ballistic missile attacks on the UK. Targets of attacks become both southern Saudi province on the border with Yemen, and the capital. In total, according to the statement of Riyadh, during the conflict, was intercepted over 100 rockets the rebels.
In Yemen from August 2014, the confrontation between government forces and rebels-Houthis. In the most active phase it passed with the invasion in March 2015, the coalition, led by Saudi Arabia. According to the Yemeni Center for human rights and development, for the first 800 days of bombings in the country killed more than 12.5 thousand civilians. According to UN estimates, three-quarters of Yemen’s population is 22.2 million people — need help 7 million threatened by famine.