Yemen’s Houthis fire ballistic missile at Saudi Airport


FILE – Saudis intercept ballistic missile fired from Yemen.
(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

Yemeni’s Houthi movement said on Tuesday that it fired a long-range ballistic missile toward the King Khaled International Airport North of the Saudi capital Riyadh.

It is the second ballistic missile attack claimed by Houthi rebels on the Saudi airport in less than three months.

In November 2017, the Saudi air defence shot down a ballistic missile fired by Houthis at the airport.

The missile attack triggered an all-out blockade by the Saudi-led military coalition on all Yemeni air, sea and land ports, with all Yemen’s aid, fuel and food imports cut off.

In early December, the coalition eased the siege, allowing only some aid in through the northern controlled ports, but UN aid agencies said it was not enough and asked the coalition to allow more food imports.

On Dec. 19, the Houthis…

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