Saudi Arabia intercepts missile near capital

The Avro Post

Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen near its capital Riyadh on Saturday. 

A loud explosion was heard by witnesses near the capital’s international airport, with Al-Arabiya news broadcaster quoting Saudi defense officials who said the missile was taken out northeast of the capital.

Local media report that the missile left no damage.

A TV channel often linked to Houthi rebels in Yemen said the missile was fired at the King Khalid International Airport.

The Houthis has fired a missile towards the capital before in May of this year a day before United States President Donald Trump was due to visit but it was also shot own some 200 km from the city.

Saudi Arabia is leading a international air coalition against the Houthi rebels that has bombed their positions since 2015.

More details to follow. Image 1 of King Khalid International Airport. 

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Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He has reported for several online and print publications. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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