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19 Sep 2018 | 12:05 AM UTC

Saudi Arabia: Houthi missile damages house and mosque in Asir September 18 /update 16

Saudi Arabia News Alert

Houthi missile damages house and mosque in Asir region September 18; no casualties reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/18/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/21/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Asir region


A Houthi missile launched from within Yemen toward Dhahran Al-Janub (Asir region) damaged a house and mosque in a village in Asir region, according to reports issued on Tuesday, September 18. No resultant casualties were reported.


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 seen several missile attacks in the last several months; however, they rarely result in many damages or casualties. Nevertheless, on September 5, shrapnel from an intercepted missile injured at least 37 people in Najran.


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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