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Saudi Intercepts Houthi Missiles Fired Towards Kingdom

Saudi Intercepts Houthi Missiles Fired Towards Kingdom

Friday, 21 February, 2020 - 05:45
Spokesman for the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Turki al-Maliki. Asharq Al-Awsat
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Houthi missiles targeting cities in Saudi Arabia have been intercepted, the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen said Thursday.


The missiles were fired by the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen, the Coalition said in a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).


"They were launched in a systematic, deliberate manner to target cities and civilians, which is a flagrant defiance of international humanitarian law," SPA quoted Coalition Spokesman Turki al-Maliki as saying.


"The capital (Sanaa) has become a Houthi militia assembly, installation and launching hub for ballistic missiles that target the Kingdom," he added.


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