Yemeni conflict


Editor’s Note: Yemen’s Houthi rebels claim scud missile attack on Saudi Arabia

PUBLISHED Mon, June 29, 2015 - 5:49pm EDT

BNO News is following reports from Yemen where Houthi rebels claim to have fired Scud and Grad missiles into neighboring Saudi Arabia, though the credibility of the claim is uncertain. The reports have not yet been confirmed by Saudi officials.

In a broadcast on Houthi-controlled Al Masirah TV, the rebels announced they had fired a Scud missile at a military site in Saudi Arabia. A Houthi forces spokesman told the channel that the attack was meant to serve as “a message to the forces of aggression.”

Saudi Arabia is spearheading an Arab coalition to support the government of Yemeni President Hadi in their fight against Houthi rebels.

The Houthi-controlled SABA news agency reported earlier on Monday night that Houthi forces had launched a number of Grad missiles at two military sites in Jizan and Najran, both in southwestern Saudi Arabia. It said ambulances had rushed to the sites.

There was no independent confirmation to confirm the Houthi claims.

Updates will be posted as they become available.

  Saudi Arabia        21 UPDATES



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