Thank you for your reading and interest in the news Saudi air defences shoot down ballistic missiles fired from Yemen and now with details
Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - Coalition says missiles targeted civilians and cities
Feb 21, 2020
February 21, 2020
Saudi Arabia’s air defences intercepted ballistic missiles launched at the kingdom from Yemen on Friday, a spokesman for the Joint Forces said.
The missiles, shot down in the early hours of Friday morning, were aimed at Saudi cities, coalition spokesman Col Turki Al Malki told the state Spa news agency.
“The missiles were launched in a systematic, deliberate manner to target cities and civilians,” Col Al Malki said.
He said the missiles were launched from the Yemeni capital Sanaa by Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
Col Al Malki said Sanaa had become a “launching hub for ballistic missiles that target the kingdom".
Videos posted to social media showed the Saudi defences intercepting an object near the city of Yanbu, about 165 kilometres west of Medina.
“The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition has exercised extreme prudence and self-restraint in dealing with the violations of the Houthi militia through launching ballistic missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and remote-controlled exploding boats,” Col Al Malki said.
He said the coalition would continue to implement “rigorous measures” to protect residents in coalition countries from “barbaric attacks”.
Saudi Arabia has been targeted before by long-range ballistic missile and drone attacks carried out by the Houthi rebels.
The kingdom and the US say Iran is helping the Houthis to carry out the attacks.
This week a report detailed how the Houthis have developed more powerful drones with the help of Iran.
US warships have recently intercepted Iranian weapons shipments, including missiles, that the authorities say were destined for the Houthis in Yemen.
Updated: February 21, 2020 05:21 AM
These were the details of the news Saudi air defences shoot down ballistic missiles fired from Yemen for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at The National and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.