28 Jul '17, 4am

Saudi Arabia reports shooting down Houthi missile near Mecca

Saudi Arabia reports shooting down Houthi missile near Mecca

Houthi Burkan 2 ballistic missile fired last week at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia Saudi forces report that a Houthi ballistic missile was shot down just 43 miles south of the holy city of Mecca. This comes less than one week after Yemeni Houthi rebels claimed to fire a ballistic missile at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. The Iranian-supported Yemeni rebels have yet to comment. The AFP reports: A ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels was shot down late Thursday close to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, a month before the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest site, the Arab military coalition fighting in Yemen said. The missile was intercepted 69 kilometres (43 miles) south of the city in western Saudi Arabia, the coalition said in a statement, calling it “a desperate attempt by Shiite Huthi rebels to disrupt Hajj”, which begins at the end of August. Last Saturday, the Houthi insurgent group (offi...

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