Saudi-led Arab Coalition fighting Houthi terrorists in Yemen announced Monday Saudi air defense system had intercepted seven ballistic missiles including one over the capital Riyadh.
Spokesman for Arab Coalition Turki al-Maliki said, "This aggressive and hostile action by the Iran-backed Houthi group proves that the Iranian regime continues to support the armed group with military capabilities".
"The firing of multiple ballistic missiles towards cities is a serious development," he added.
A video posted by Arabiya News on Sunday showed an Iranian-manufactured ballistic missile intercepted by Iranian air defense system over Riyadh.
#BREAKING: Footage sent to Al Arabiya shows moment anti-defense missiles from #Saudi Patriot batteries fired to intercept apparent #Houthi missile over #Riyadh.
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— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) March 25, 2018
Since November, Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi militias have fired multiple missiles into Saudi Arabia, all of which Saudi forces have intercepted.