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Saudi Arabia: Air defenses intercept Houthi missile in Jizan province Sep. 6 /update 12

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Saudi air defenses intercept Houthi missile in Jizan province on September 6; no casualties reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/7/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/10/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Jizan


Saudi military officials announced on Thursday, September 6, that a ballistic missile was intercepted by missile defense systems in Jizan province. According to Saudi military sources, the missile was fired at the city of Jizan. Houthi militants are suspected of firing the missile from Yemen. No associated casualties or damages were reported.


On September 5, shrapnel from an intercepted missile injured at least 26 people in Najran. Saudi air defense systems intercepted the missile, which was fired from Sa'ada province in northern Yemen, above the Saudi city of Najran.

Saudi sources estimate that Houthi militias have fired over 185 missiles at Saudi Arabia since 2015, when Saudi Arabia began backing the Yemeni government against Houthi separatists in the Yemeni Civil War. Southern Saudi Arabia is a frequent target of Houthi missile attacks, and Riyadh has also witnessed several missile attacks in the last several months.


In the event of a missile attack, individuals in Saudi Arabia are advised to seek shelter, monitor developments to the situation, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities or their home governments.


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