Yemen's Houthi rebels claim to have fired ballistic missile at Saudi military camp

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-11 04:07:41|Editor: yan
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SANAA, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile toward a military camp in the Saudi Arabian southern border region of Asir on Monday, said the Houthis in a brief statement carried by the group-controlled Saba news agency.

"The Rocketry forces fired Badr-1 ballistic missile at Mustahdath military camp in the Saudi province of Dhahran al-Janoub in Asir region," the statement said without giving further details.

There were no immediate comments from the Saudi-led coalition on the Houthi attack.

The Monday night attack, which came two days after Geneva UN-hosted peace talks between the Yemeni warring parties collapsed, was the seventh of the Houthi long-range ballistic missile attacks on Saudi border cities in a week.

On Tuesday, the Houthis said they fired four ballistic missiles at the facilities of Saudi oil giant Aramco in the border city of Jizan.

The Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV said two missiles fired Tuesday from Yemen were intercepted and destroyed over Jizan, but gave no details about the other missiles.

Saudi Arabia has been targeted by such attacks for the last three years since the beginning of the war in Yemen and most of them targeted the border cities and were destroyed without causing any damages.

The coalition has been accusing Iran of supplying the Houthis with weapons and missiles to hinder attempts to reach political solutions in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia is leading an Arab military coalition that has intervened in the Yemeni war since 2015 to support the Yemeni elected government of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The war has so far killed more than 10,000 Yemenis, mostly civilians, and displaced about three million others.