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Yemeni Rocketry Forces Launch Ballistic Missile onto Saudi Military Camp in Jizan

Yemeni Rocketry Forces Launch Ballistic Missile onto Saudi Military Camp in Jizan

Saudi Arabian military intercepted at least one missile above the capital Riyadh on Wednesday, Saudi-owned broadcaster Al Arabiya said.

This comes hours after Yemen's Houthi rebel group announced that they had launched drone rocket strikes against Saudi Arabia, according to an update on their al-Masirah news channel. Snapchat footage taken in Riyadh shows distinctive white and brown clouds of smoke in the sky.

One of the drones was targeting the Abha global airport in Asir province, which led to a temporary suspension of air traffic, and a second was approaching a "civilian object" in Jizan province, Colonel Turki al-Malki said in a statement published by the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

Meanwhile, the Saudi coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said its air defences shot down two unmanned drones in the south of the country.

The group unveiled what it said was a series of drones, including the Qasef-1, at a ceremony past year.

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The group unveiled the Qasef-1 drone previous year.

The kingdom accuses Iran of supplying missile parts and expertise to the Houthis.

Despite its relatively simple technology, the Qasif-1 carries a 30kg warhead and has allowed the Houthis to target vessels in the strategic Bab Al Mandeb Strait.

More than 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen since the beginning of the conflict.

The Yemeni army has been advancing towards the rebel-held capital Sanaa, which has been under Houthi control since the war began over three years ago.


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