‘Houthi-missile at the Saudi capital, intercepted’

‘Houthi-missile at the Saudi capital, intercepted’

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Saudi Arabia has Friday a ballistic missile was intercepted that was meant for the capital Riyadh. That indicates at least the state news agency SPA.

The coalition, under the leadership of Saudi Arabia says that the rocket in the province of Ar Rayn in the south is intercepted and destroyed. That happened in the open desert, no one was injured.

According to the Saudi state broadcaster Al-Arabiya have the coalition forces, the basis of where the missile was fired were destroyed. That would, in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital.

The armed Houthi rebels in Yemen claim that they are the rocket have been fired, so says the agency of the rebels against Reuters news agency.

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Civil war

In Yemen, the Houthi rebels and the supporters of the old government, since 2015 will be a bloody battle.

The rebels have Sanaa taken, and form since november last year, a government. The shia Houthi’s fighting under the influence of Iran, which his position against nemesis Saudi Arabia wants to strengthen.

For the sunni Saudi-Arabia is a sjiitisch block on the southern border a spectre. It therefore supports the country and its allies in the Gulf, the deposed president of Yemen.


Riyadh is the first stop of the journey of the American president Donald Trump currently. He lands Saturday in the Saudi capital.

He expected to important security and trade agreements with the Saudi’s close.

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