The war in the Middle East is still raging. A bloody civil war has been tearing Yemen apart for years, and their neighboring country, Saudia Arabia, intervened three years ago in an attempt to shut down the chaos.
Shiite rebels in Yemen have been battling the Saudi’s who have made trade and survival hard in the poorest country in the Middle East. The back and forth has reached points of negotiation, before falling back into periods of turmoil. The Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, bombarded cities in Saudi with ballistic missiles on Sunday, but they were intercepted before causing catastrophic damage.
A spokesperson for the embassy of Saudi Arabia stated that “seven ballistic missiles were shot toward Saudi Arabia from within Yemen.” Fragments of one missile that was intercepted over Riyadh killed one person and wounded two others.
According to CBS News, Col. Turki Al Maliki, a spokesperson for the coalition forces, stated “With credit to the Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces, all seven ballistic missiles were intercepted and destroyed. According to preliminary information, the interception resulted in fragments raining on a few residential neighborhoods and, at the issuance of this statement, the loss of life of an Egyptian resident, in addition to material damage to civilian objects-the details of which will shortly be announced by the relevant authorities.”
Houthis reporting they fired ballistic missiles at Riyadh's King Khalid international airport, Abha airport in Asir and Jizan airport in Jizan province.
Footage of the attack on Riyadh: pic.twitter.com/bOdBda0Rme
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