Alertes de sécurité

À noter, les alertes ne sont disponibles qu'en anglais
12 jan. 2018 | 10h13 UTC

Saudi Arabia: Missile intercepted near Yemeni border Jan. 11-12

Saudi Arabia Alerte de sécurité

Houthi missile intercepted by Saudi air defense system near Yemen border January 11-12; no casualties reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/1/2018, 12h00 until 12/1/2018, 11h59 (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Najran

Event

A missile launched by Houthi rebels in Yemen was intercepted over the Saudi city Najran, located near the Yemeni border, by the Saudi air defense system overnight January 11-12. Houthi rebels stated that a Saudi military base in the Najran region was the intended target of the Qaher 2-M ballistic missile.

This is the fifth Houthi missile to be intercepted by the Saudis since November 4. Two of the missiles were intercepted over the capital Riyadh and three in the south of the country; none have resulted in casualties.

Context

Saudi Arabia is engaged in the Yemeni civil war, supporting the government against a rebellion by Houthi separatists ongoing since 2015. Southern Saudi Arabia is a frequent target of Houthi attacks. Since the beginning of the conflict in 2015, more than 80 missiles have been fired from Yemen towards Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, Houthi rebels often cross into Saudi territory to carry out attacks against Saudi soldiers.

Advice

Some foreign governments advise their nationals to avoid the Yemeni border area, notably the city of Najran, due to the risk of further attacks.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Alertes reliées