Saudis Intercept Another Houthi Missile
December 19, 2017
The government-run al-Arabiya television network reported on the attempted ballistic missile attack, quoting a military source with the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels. A Houthi spokesman confirmed they fired a missile that targeted Riyadh.
On Twitter, he wrote that a Volcano 2-H ballistic missile was fired towards al-Yamama royal palace. That is the home of Saudi Arabia’s ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz. And while no one was injured, similar to the ballistic missile strike attempted last month on King Khalid International Airport, it will no doubt result in a harsh response from the Saudis.
The previous missile attack resulted in a complete naval blockade of Yemen, which is now undergoing a severe famine as a result of both the ongoing civil war there and the loss of humanitarian aid.
The missile fired at Yemen in the Nov. 4 attack was put on display last week in New York City for United Nations and congressional investigators to review. Defense Department officials concurred with the Saudi assessment that the missile components are of Iranian origin.