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Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Royal Air Force intercepts, destroys ballistic missile fired at Kingdom's territory

Saudi Press Agency

Friday 1439/3/13 - 2017/12/01

Riyadh, Rabi'I 13, 1439, Dec 1, 2017, SPA -- The official spokesman of coalition forces "Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen" Colonel Turki Al-Malki, said that at 2020 pm on Thursday, the Saudi Royal Air Force (RAF) spotted the launch of a ballistic missile from within Yemeni territory towards the Kingdom's territory.

He said that the missile was heading towards the city of Khamis Mushait and was intercepted and destroyed without any casualties.

Colonel Al-Maliki further said that the control of ballistic weapons by terrorist organizations, including Al-Houthi armed militias represents a threat to regional and international security and that firing them at populated cities is contrary to international humanitarian law.

The coalition asserted that the continuation of armed militias in targeting cities with ballistic missiles is the biggest evidence of the continued smuggling of weapons into Yemen by all ways and means contrary to resolution No. 2216.

00:41 LOCAL TIME 21:41 GMT

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