Saudi forces intercept ballistic missile fired at Riyadh by Yemen's Houthi rebels

Saudi forces intercept ballistic missile fired at Riyadh by Yemen's Houthi rebels

Saudi forces this year have reportedly shot down several missiles from the Yemeni rebels on multiple occasion and is now leading a military campaign against them.

Unconfirmed footage uploaded to Twitter appeared to show a volley of at least three missiles being fired from the ground at an undetermined location in Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia said its forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired Saturday from Yemen toward one of the kingdom's major global airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia's Civil Aviation Authority said the missile did not cause any damage to the King Khalid International Airport and that flights were not disrupted.

Earlier, residents in the east of the city reported hearing the sound of an explosion.

Saudi forces have reported shooting down Houthi missiles before.




The attack came after the Houthi militia failed to launch a missile at Saudi Arabia on October 30.

"We have the right to respond and bombard with missiles those perpetrating daily massacres against our people, the latest being the massacre in a market".

Saudi Arabia's southern neighbour Yemen has been torn apart by a war between the Saudi-backed government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and Houthi rebels.

The intergovernmental organisation has failed to agree a peace deal to end the fighting, which has left more than 8,600 people dead since the coalition entered the conflict.

The Saudi-led coalition has also implemented an air and sea blockade on Yemen.

The United Nations has warned Yemen now stands on the brink of starvation.

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