Riyadh: Saudi Arabia says it intercepts Houthi missile fired towards Riyadh, no reported damage
RIYADH: Saudi air defences intercepted a ballistic missile fired in direction of the capital Riyadh on Tuesday however there have been no stories of casualties, the Saudi-led coalition stated, the most recent in a collection of assaults by an Iran-aligned group in Yemen.
A spokesperson for the Houthi motion stated a ballistic missile focused the royal courtroom at al-Yamama palace, the place a gathering of Saudi leaders was below method.
There was no official phrase on this assertion, however a royal member of the family appeared to substantiate the missile was geared toward a royal palace assembly.
“Coalition forces verify intercepting an Iranian-Houthi missile concentrating on (the) south of Riyadh. There are not any reported casualties at the moment,” the government-run Heart for Worldwide Communication wrote on its Twitter account.
The assault occurred hours earlier than Saudi Arabia was because of announce the nation’s annual finances in a information convention anticipated to be attended by senior ministers.
Reuters witnesses described listening to a blast and stated they noticed smoke within the north-east of Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia stated on November four it had intercepted a ballistic missile over Riyadh’s King Khaled Airport, in an assault that provoked a robust response from the dominion.
Riyadh accused Iran of smuggling the missile to the Houthis and imposed a blockade on Yemen demanding that united Nations inspection procedures be tightened.
Final week, america introduced for the primary time items of what it stated have been Iranian weapons equipped to the Houthis, describing it as conclusive proof that Tehran was violating UN resolutions.
Iran, Saudi Arabia’s regional foe, has denied supplying such weaponry to the Houthis who’ve taken over the Yemeni capital Sanaa and different elements of the nation throughout its civil warfare.
In Geneva, a UN human rights spokesperson stated air strikes by a Saudi-led army coalition had killed not less than 136 civilians and non-combatants in Yemen since December 6.
Video purportedly exhibits aftermath of the interception of the Houthi ballistic missile south of Riyadh. https://t.co/dhNubeRtcR
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