Houth Ballistic Missiles Intercepted by Saudi Air Defense Forces
March 22, 2017
The Command of the Coalition Forces Supporting the Legitimate Government of Yemen announced that Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted a number of ballistic missile launched by Iranian-backed Houthi militias and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh towards Saudi Arabia and liberated Yemeni cities since 2015.
Houthi militias have launched dozens of ballistic missiles at populated areas in a number of Saudi cities along the border, including Khamis Mushait, Jazan, Dhahran Al-Janoub, Najran, Taif, and Makkah. All missiles were successfully destroyed by Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces before the reached their intended targets and without causing any casualties or material damages.
Inside Yemen, the militias have continuously launched ballistic missiles at Marib and Taiz Provinces to break the resistance to the Houthi and ousted Saleh militias. All missiles were successfully destroyed by Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces without causing any casualties or material damages.
The United Nations has confirmed that Houthi militias and ousted Saleh forces have been using ballistic missiles against the Kingdom and Yemeni cities since June 16, 2015. The report concluded that due to the inaccuracy of these missiles which do not distinguish between military and civilian targets, their use is a violation of the international human law.