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16 Aug 2020 | 03:28 PM UTC

Saudi Arabia: Saudi-led coalition intercepts ballistic missile August 16

Saudi Arabia News Alert

Saudi-led coalition intercepts ballistic missile targeting civilian areas of southern Saudi Arabia on August 16; further attacks possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/16/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/18/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Saudi Arabia

Event

The Saudi-led coalition has reportedly intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched from Yemen towards southern civilian areas of the country on Sunday morning, August 16. The Saudi Press Agency did not confirm which locations the missile strike targeted. Authorities also claimed to have intercepted two other ballistic missiles and an armed drone targeting southern Saudi Arabia on Thursday, August 13.

Further cross-border attacks are possible over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Saudi Arabia are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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