Houthi Rebels in Yemen Fire Scud Missile into Saudi Arabia (Video)
Houthi Shiite rebels fired a Scud missile into Saudi Arabia today.
The missile was reportedly taken out by Patriot missiles in Saudi Arabia.
This was reportedly the first Scud missile attack on Saudi Arabia from Yemen.
Yemen’s dominant Houthi group and its army allies fired a Scud missile at Saudi Arabia which the kingdom says it shot down on Saturday, in a major escalation of two months of war.
In the first use of the long range ballistic Scud in the conflict, the missile was fired early Saturday morning at the city of Khamees Mushait in the kingdom’s southwest and was intercepted by two Patriot missiles, a statement by the Saudi military said.
The area is home to the largest air force base in southern Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, but there are no oil facilities in the vicinity.
Al Masira, the Houthi group’s official channel, confirmed the launch and said it targeted the Prince Khaled air base.
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