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Saudi Arabia intercepts Huthi missile: coalition

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted a missile fired from a Huthi-held territory in neighbouring Yemen, state media said. A coalition statement published by the state-run SPA news agency said the ballistic missile had been fired from the northern Yemeni province of Saada towards the southern Saudi city of Najran. No casualties were reported. The Iran-backed Huthis have ramped up missile attacks against Saudi Arabia in recent months, which Riyadh usually says it intercepts. Earlier this month a five-year-old…

Saudi Arabia claims killing of Huthi leader Saleh al-Sammad

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has confirmed it was behind the air strike that killed the number two leader of Yemen's Huthi militants last week. "The heroes of the Royal Air Force were able to successfully target the leader of the Huthi militia Saleh al-Sammad," Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, Prince Khaled bin Salman, tweeted late Tuesday. Sammad, head of the Huthis' supreme political council, was killed Thursday in the western province of Hodeida, the Huthis said. تمكن الأبطال في القوات الجوية الملكية السعودية…

Saudi Arabia may have missed Huthi missile with interceptors from US-made Patriot defense system: report

WASHINGTON: When Huthi rebels blasted a ballistic missile from Yemen toward the Saudi capital last month, Riyadh officials said they had intercepted and destroyed the incoming rocket. But in an analysis published Monday by the New York Times, an arms expert and a research team examined photo and video evidence and found that Saudi Arabia may actually have missed the missile with interceptors from a US-made Patriot defense system. The November 4 attack was the first missile Shiite rebels had aimed at the heart of the…

Yemen rebel ballistic missile ‘hits target’ in Saudi Arabia: Huthi TV

DUBAI: Yemen's Huthis said Thursday they fired a ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia and hit a military target, in the second such attack this month, after threatening to retaliate over a crippling blockade. "We confirm the success of our ballistic missile trial, which hit its military target inside Saudi Arabia," the Huthi-run Al-Masira television channel said. A spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Huthis in Yemen did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Earlier, rebel chief…

Saudi Arabia intercepts ‘ballistic missile’ northeast of Riyadh: state media

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a "ballistic missile" northeast of the capital Riyadh after it was launched from Yemen, state media reported. "Saudi air Defense intercepts ballistic missile northeast of Riyadh," Saudi state TV said. State-run news channel Al-Ekhbariya said the missile "was of limited size (and) no injuries or damage" were reported. The missile was destroyed near Riyadh's King Khaled international airport, which was functioning normally, it added. Yemen's Huthi rebels…

Car bomb at Syria checkpoint kills 17: monitor

DAMASCUS: At least 17 people, most of them rebels, were killed in a car bomb blast at an opposition checkpoint in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo on Thursday, a monitor said. The blast hit near the town of Azaz, close to the border with Turkey, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that 14 of the dead were Huthi fighters. It was unclear whether the three others among the dead were civilians or rebels. The attack injured dozens and the monitor said the toll could rise further because of…