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30 Jan 2019 | 08:54 PM UTC

Saudi Arabia: Air defenses intercept Houthi missile in Asir province Jan. 30

Saudi Arabia News Alert

Air defenses intercept Houthi missile targeting Khamis Mushait (Asir province) on January 30

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/30/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/3/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Khamis Mushait


Saudi military officials announced on Wednesday, January 30, that a ballistic missile was intercepted by missile defense systems in Asir province. According to Saudi military sources, the missile was targeting the city of Khamis Mushait. Houthi militants are suspected of firing the missile from Yemen's Sa'ada province. No associated casualties or damages were reported.


Reports estimate that Houthi militants have fired over 200 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, however, they rarely result in any damage or casualties.


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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