Saudi forces say intercept Houthi missile over Najran

05 April, 2018, 00:47 | Author: Hope Soto
  • Saudi Air Defenses Intercept Houthi Missile over Najran

Saudi air defence forces have intercepted a missile fired by Houthi fighters in neighbouring Yemen at the southern Saudi city of Najran on Saturday, the Saudi-led coalition said.

Medics say a missile destroyed the family's house in the al-Hali district, where numerous two million displaced Yemenis have settled during the war.

In a press statement, White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said, "Houthis have responded to efforts by the United Nations to reinvigorate a political process in Yemen by threatening to conduct more reckless missile attacks, like those they conducted on Sunday". Since then, the alliance, which is supported by the US military, has conducted thousands of air strikes targeting Houthi fighters.

Hodeidah is home to the impoverished country's biggest port from where most of the humanitarian aid reaches millions of civilians on the brink of starvation.

State-run Al-Ekhbariya television gave no further details but did not report any casualties or damage from the missile. A growing number of lawmakers in the United States, which has been providing military support to the Saudi coalition in Yemen, including refueling, intelligence and targeting guidance, have called for such assistance to be terminated. Reuters was unable to independently verify those claims.

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Last week the Houthis launched a flurry of missiles at Saudi Arabia, which were intercepted over Riyadh according to Saudi government reports. Debris from the missiles fell on a home, killing one person.

Human Rights Watch have condemned the Houthi's attack but have said that Saudi Arabia must also stop using violence on innocent civilians in the country.

"Just as unlawful coalition airstrikes don't justify the Houthi's indiscriminate attacks, the Saudis can't use Houthi rockets to justify impeding life-saving goods for Yemen's civilian population", she was quoted as saying in the release.

He said Iran was exporting the missiles to the Houthis in Yemen.

The blockade has since been partially lifted.

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