The Yemeni Houthi militias backed by Iran regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) fired another ballistic missile from Yemen into Saudi Arabia on Thursday (November 30) which was intercepted by Saudi air defense forces in southern city of Khamis Mushait in the south-western province of Assir.
The missile attack is the second this month after a missile was fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen on November 4 but intercepted and destroyed near King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. It is widely believed that Iran’s IRGC provide the weapons and ballistic missiles to Houthi militants.
The Arab League cited on November 19 that since the beginning of the conflict in Yemen, 78 ballistic missiles have been fired towards Saudi Arabia from Yemen.
After the leader of the Houthis group threatened Riyadh with retaliation over a blockade, the the Houthi-run Al-Masira television channel in Yemen said: “We confirm the success of our ballistic missile trial, which hit its military target inside Saudi Arabia.”
Earlier, the Houthi militants chief, Abdulmalik al-Houthi, warned against “prolonging the blockade” imposed on Yemen following a Houthis missile attack on November 4 that was intercepted near Riyadh international airport.