Houthis ‘fire ten ballistic missiles’ at Saudi airport – Al Jazeera English

The coalition spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Malki, says Houthi fighters targeted civilians [Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters]

The coalition spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Malki, says Houthi fighters specific civilians [Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters]

Houthi rebels have fired a number of ballistic missiles at an airport in southwest Saudi Arabia, the group has mentioned in statement.

The rebels fired 10 Badr-1 ballistic missiles at Jizan airport, killing and wounding dozens, the group’s military spokesperson said in a statement on Sunday.

The Saudi-led coalition preventing the Houthis said that it had intercepted and wrecked at the very least six ballistic missiles fired by the team targeting civilians in the town of Jizan in the southwest of the kingdom.

“The Houthi militias ongoing focusing on of civilians by means of drones and ballistic missiles … is an act of aggression and terrorism and a war criminal offense according to worldwide human law,” the coalition spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Malki, stated in a assertion carried by Saudi state news company SPA.

There ended up no instant particulars about any casualties or destruction.

The Houthi assault is portion of an escalation of cross-border assaults in the four-year-aged conflict involving the Houthis and the coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and backed by Western powers.

The Houthi rebels, who regulate most city places of Yemen including the capital, Sanaa, have in latest months stepped up attacks in opposition to targets in Saudi Arabia.

In response, the coalition has qualified navy web-sites belonging to the team, primarily around Sanaa.

The coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015 in a bid to restore the internationally recognised Yemeni government that had been overthrown by the Houthis in late 2014.

Due to the fact then, the conflict has killed tens of countless numbers of people today and pushed tens of millions to the brink of famine. The United Nations has described the conflict in Yemen as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The escalation of violence threatens a UN-sponsored deal for a ceasefire and troop withdrawal from the port city of Hodeidah, which became the concentrate of the war very last calendar year when the coalition tried using to seize the port, the Houthis’ main supply line and a lifeline for tens of millions of Yemenis.

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