Saudi Arabia Intercepts Missile Targeting Main Airport

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says its forces have intercepted a missile fired toward one of its major international airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riyadh.

Houthi-owned news outlet Al-Masira reports that the ballistic missile was fired late Saturday from across Saudi Arabia’s southern border by Houthi militants in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia’s Civil Aviation Authority says the missile did not cause any damage to the King Khalid International Airport and that flights have not been disrupted.

Saudi military forces have intercepted missiles fired from Yemen several times in the past.

A Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Houthis and their allies in Yemen since March 2015 in a war that has devastated Yemen and killed thousands of people.


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