Saudi Arabia Intercepts and Destroys 7 Missiles from Yemen
The air force in Saudi Arabia intercepted seven missiles that were fired from Yemen on Sunday
Furthermore, in the aftermath of the event, with pieces of the missiles falling from the sky on residential suburbs, one man was killed.
Col. Turki Al Maliki, coalition forces spokesman, mentioned that the missiles were fired from Yemen and aimed to hit four target areas. Fortunately, all missiles were intercepted and destroyed.
However, this is not the first time when Saudi Arabia is the target of missile strikes from its neighbor, Yemen. However, it is the first time when there is a fatality on Saudi soil. It is highly possible that the country will respond to Yemen’s attack in a punishing way.
The targets were clear: three were aimed at Riyadh, one was headed toward Khamis Mushait, one along the southern border targeting Najran, while two other were going for the city of Jizan.
The interception of the missiles led to small pieces “raining on a few residential neighbourhoods,” some of which were the cause of death of an Egyptian resident. Moreover, the pieces also caused damage to civilian objects.
“These aggressive actions are in blatant violation to the UN Security Resolution 2216 and 2231. These hostile acts continue to pose a direct threat to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and threaten regional, as well as international, security,” one statement said
The statement released by the Saudi put the blame on Houthi rebels for the attack, and said: “highlights the increased capacity of terrorist organizations and those who stand behind them.”