Saudi-led Forces Intercept Houthi Missile Targeting Makkah

Iranian-backed Rebels Target Holy City

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Command of the Coalition Forces Supporting the Legitimate Government of Yemen announced today that they had intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Iranian-backed Houthi militias at 9pm local time today. The missile was launched from Saada province toward the Makkah area. Saudi air defense was able to intercept the missile and destroy it about 65 km from Makkah without causing any damage on the ground. There were no injuries.

The coalition air forces launched a strike on the missile’s launch site.