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Ballistic missile launched from Yemen intercepted
07 : 14 PM - 20/01/2018
Riyadh, Jan.20 (BNA) – The Coalition Forces Air Defense detected a ballistic missile launched by Iran-affiliated Houthi militias from Saada Governorate towards the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at 12.38 PM.

“The missile was directed to Najran City in order to deliberately target civilian and populated areas. The missile was intercepted and destroyed by the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF), said Coalition Official Spokesman Turki Al-Maliki in a statement today.

"This hostile action by Iran-supported Houthi group proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting the Houthi armed group with qualitative capabilities, in a clear and explicit defiance and violation of UN Resolutions No. 2216 and No. 2231 in order to threaten the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the regional and international security. Firing ballistic missiles towards populated cities and villages is contrary to the international humanitarian law”, he added.

He reiterated the to the international community to take more serious and effective steps to stop the blatant Iranian violations of continued smuggling and transfer of ballistic missiles and weapons to terrorist groups and outlaws, and to hold Iran accountable for its blatant defiance of the international norms and values as well as its threat to the regional and international security.

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