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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi ballistic missile fired towards Najran

Saudi Arabia intercept ballistic missile over Najran (Archive)

Arab Coalition announced on Tuesday that Saudi air defense forces have intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Iran-backed Houthi militias targeting the city of Najran.

The Houthis have stepped up missile attacks on the kingdom in recent weeks.

Houthis are trained and funded by Iran to overthrow the internationally-recognized government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.

In 2015, an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia was formed to oust the Shia militants from Yemen.