16:41 GMT19 October 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Air defense forces of Saudi Arabia destroyed in the country’s southwest on Tuesday a ballistic missile fired by Houthi rebels from Yemen, the al-Ekhbariya TV broadcaster reported.

    The Houthis targeted the Southwestern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait, according to the al-Ekhbariya TV.

    The SPA news agency reported citing spokesman for the Arab coalition Turki Malik that the missile had targeted populated areas. The official confirmed the interception of the missile.

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    On Monday, just a day before, the Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes against Houthi fighters in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, responding to a missile targeting the southwestern Saudi city of Jizan which had been launched by the Yemeni Houthi rebels earlier in the day, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

    Yemen has been engulfed in an armed conflict between the government headed by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Houthi movement since 2015. The Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf nations has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request since March 2015.


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