Saudi Arabia Intercepts Missile Over Riyadh

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At least three loud blasts were heard and three clouds of smoke were seen in the sky above Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh on Wednesday, Reuters has reported. Saudi state media said air defence forces had intercepted a missile over the capital. Houthi rebels reportedly fired a number of missiles towards a Saudi government building.

According to Al Masirah TV, which is run by the Houthis, the missile was aimed at the defense ministry.

Spokesman for the Arab Coalition forces fighting in Yemen, Col.

The channel said in a tweet that the group had launched a "Qasef 1" drone aircraft heading for the Abha airport in the southwestern Saudi city of Aseer.




The battle between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, now in its third 12 months, began in March 2015 when a Saudi-led coalition intervened on behalf of its southern neighbor to help the fragile authorities of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. "This hearing will allow members to examine USA policy toward the Middle East as we grapple with these conflicts and approach a key deadline for the Iran nuclear agreement", he said.

One of the drones was targeting the Abha global airport in Asir province, which led to a temporary suspension of air traffic, and a second was approaching a "civilian object" in Jizan province, Colonel Turki al-Malki said in a statement published by the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

A military source told our war correspondent in Yemen that the air strike was conducted with a drone plane of Qasef 1 type.

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