Saudi Arabia has shot down 11 Scud missiles fired by Al Houthi rebels from across the Yemen border after fighting intensified since the collapse of a US-backed ceasefire last week.
Saudi Arabia has deployed Patriot missile batteries to counter tactical ballistic missiles that have been fired sporadically from Yemen during the course of the war, Gulfnews reported Friday.
Al Houthis have also fired Katyusha rockets, which are harder to detect, particularly into the Saudi border city of Najran. More than 100 civilians and soldiers have died in rocket attacks and skirmishes along the frontier, the news portal stated.
Last month, the Yemeni rebels launched one of their longest-range strikes against Saudi Arabia, firing a ballistic missile that was shot down near Makkah.
The rebels confirmed the launch of a Burkan-1 ballistic missile into Saudi Arabia in a statement on their official news agency, but said it had been aimed at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, the kingdom’s busiest airport where most foreign pilgrims to Makkah arrive.
Gulf states participating in the coalition to restore the internationally recognised Yemeni government of Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi slammed the missile attack, describing it as a new low for the group.
In Yemen, the fighting since March last year has killed more than 6,600 people, most of them civilians, and displaced at least three million others, according to the United Nations.
United Arabian Emirates has deployed nine Mirage-2000 Jets To Eritrea's Assab airport for supporting military operation in Southern Yemen. The United Arab Emirates has deployed a combat air group that also includes two Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, two Bell 407 helicopters, one Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, and two Bombardier Dash 8 turboprop airliners, according to Airbus Defence and Space satellite imagery show
Houthis rebels from war-torn Yemen launched a failed missile attack against a US Navy destroyer on Sunday, a US military spokesman said. Two missiles failed to hit the US Navy ship after being launched, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told Reuters news agency
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The US Navy has seized a weapon shipment including 1,500 Kalashnikov assault rifles, 200 rocket propelled grenade launchers and 21 .50-caliber machine guns likely bound to Yemen in the Arabian Sea from Iran
An F-16 fighter jet belonging to UAE is reportedly missing while taking part in operations against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen. The General Command of the Armed Forces today announced the loss of a fighter aircraft while participating in the Saudi-led Arab Coalition's Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen,
The Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force (RSAF) attacked a missile site in Yemen, hours after it intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Houti rebels. The official spokesman of coalition forces "Coalition for the Restoration of the Legitimacy of Yemen" Colonel Turki al-Malki, said that at 2203 pm on Saturday, the Saudi Royal Air Force (RAF) discovered the launch of a ballistic missile from within Yemeni territory towards the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait
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Sixteen civilians and a soldier were killed in the first US president Donald Trump authorized military operations carried out in Yemen last Saturday. The US military said it killed 14 militants from “al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula” (AQAP), the organizations branch in Yemen, in an attack launched on the rural Yakla district of al-Baida province
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