NEWS ALERT | Saudi – led coalition intercepts a ballistic missile launched towards Najran

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi – led coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen said on Thursday it intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched towards the city of Najran.

The statement, carried by the Saudi news agency, SPA, added the missile was launched in a way to target civilians.

Yemen has been locked in conflict since 2014 when the Iran – aligned Houthis seized Sanaa, the capital, and then much of the country’s north. Fighting escalated in March 2015 when the Saudi – led coalition intervened to restore the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

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