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Arab coalition intercepts Houthi ballistic missile targeting Saudi city of Jazan

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Photo shows what remains of a Houthi ballistic missile fired toward Makkah last year. (Archives)
Photo shows what remains of a Houthi ballistic missile fired toward Makkah last year. (Archives)

Al Arabiya, 20 March 2017 - The Arab coalition fighting to restore legitimacy in Yemen have has intercepted a ballistic missile that targeted the Saudi city of Jazan.

The failed missile attack comes just a day after three men were killed when they attempted to infiltrated Saudi Arabia’s southern border with Yemen. Another ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias on March 16 towards the Yemeni army outpost in al-Dhabbab province in Taiz was also intercepted.

Evidence has proven in the past that Iran supplies Houthi militias in Yemen with their Zalzal-2 missiles. They are an Iranian-developed long-range unguided rockets currently in use by the Iranian military, Hezbollah and the Houthis.

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