Houthis launch unsuccessful missile targeting Saudi Arabia’s Southern Dhahran

Photo: A photo distributed by the Houthi Military Media Unit shows the launch by Houthi forces of a ballistic missile aimed at Saudi Arabia March 25, 2018. (Reuters)


The spokesman for the Arab Coalition fighting to support legitimacy in Yemen confirmed that at exactly 5:26 pm local time, air defense forces spotted the launch of a ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias backed by Iran from the Saada governorate.

Col. Maliki said that the missile was launched in the direction of southern Dhahran and was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas. It fell within Yemeni territory at a distance of 1.75 km from the southern border of Saudi Arabia.

Maliki said that Monday’s hostile action by the Iran-backed Houthis proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in arming the militias in qualitative capacities in clear and explicit defiance and violation of UN resolution 2216 and resolution (2231) in order to threaten the security of Saudi Arabia and the wider regional and international security, adding that the firing of ballistic missiles at populated cities and villages is contrary to international humanitarian law.

Source  english.alarabiya.net

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