19 October 2018

Houthis fire missile at city of Jizan in S Saudi Arabia

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The city of Jizan and surrounding areas have been the target of numerous missile attacks by Yemen's Houthi movement. A large number of these attacks have been intercepted by Saudi air defense systems. informs citing Sputnik.

The Yemeni Houthi movement stated via its television network al-Masirah on Wednesday that it had launched a missile targeting the industrial city of Jizan in southern Saudi Arabia.

No comment from the Saudi side on the matter has been issued so far. No immediate reports on casualties or damages in the area have been provided.

Saudi Arabia has been subject to numerous Houthi attacks, who continue to oppose the Saudi-led coalition's involvement in the Yemeni war.

In June, the Houthis launched four missiles at Jizan and another missile at Riyadh, although Saudi forces managed to intercept them all.

Currently, Yemeni pro-government forces, backed by the Saudi-led coalition of Gulf States, have suspended their advance into the strategic Red Sea port city of Hodeidah. Their military operation, aimed at gaining control of the city, began on June 13 after the Houthis ignored the government's offer for a peaceful settlement, which expired on June 12. The government stated that it had exhausted all available political and diplomatic means to make the rebels withdraw from the port.

2018.08.08 / 23:55
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