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Saudi Arabia shoots down Houthi missile fired at Khamis Mushait City

Rocket shelling
Saudi Arabia Air Defenses on Wednesday shot down a missile launched by the houthi rebels on the city of Khamis Mushait in south-west the country.

According to a statement released by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition Command, the missile was fired by the Houthis rebels at the wee hours of Wednesday from the Yemeni territories targeting the Kindgon which began air raids to support Yemen's internationally-backed government in March last year.

Khamis Mushait air base, in Saudi Arabia's southwest, has been at the forefront of the coalition bombing campaign against Houthi militias and their allies.

Saudi Arabia has deployed Patriot missile batteries to counter tactical ballistic missiles fired occasionally from Yemen during the war.