Saudi Arabia today said their forces have shot down seven missiles launched into its territory by Houthi rebels in Yemen. Authorities said three of the missiles were fired at the capital, Riyadh, and one person was killed when fragments landed in a suburb last night.
Coalition spokesman, Turki al-Malki said, the aggressive and hostile action by the Iran-backed Houthi group proves that the Iranian regime continues to support the armed group with military capabilities. The Houthi rebels claimed that they had targeted Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport as well as other airstrips in the south of the kingdom.
The strikes come after the US defence secretary last week urged Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his visit to Washington to pursue urgent efforts to end Yemen’s wrenching conflict.