Ballistic missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh - Saudi state media

Posted November 05, 2017

Saudi Arabia has intercepted a missile fired at the capital Riyadh's airport.

The Saudi air force shot down the alleged weapon on Saturday, Al Arabiya reports, adding that no damage has been caused.

Yemen's Houthi rebels said they had fired a long-range missile.

The missile was destroyed near Riyadh's King Khaled worldwide airport and was said to be of "limited size".

Yemen, Saudi Arabia's southern neighbour, has been ripped apart by a war between the Saudi-backed government of president Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and Huthi rebels backed by Iran.

Al Masirah, a TV network run by the Houthi rebels, also claimed responsibility for the attack on their social media account.

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This is the first time that a Houthi missile has come so close to a heavily populated area, and it appears to be the farthest that such a missile has reached inside Saudi Arabia.

Riyadh is around 620 miles north of the border with Yemen. The attack killed 29 civilians.

The U.S., which is one of the kingdom's most important military suppliers, has backed the coalition with logistical support.

In the past, Saudi Arabia has accused its rival, Shiite power Iran, of training and helping arm the rebels. The Houthis have been targeting various Saudi cities with missiles since the beginning of the war of the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthis in Yemen in 2015.

The Saudi-led alliance said the strikes unleashed on Wednesday had hit a "legitimate military target" of rebels in the area.