Shrapnel from missile fired by Yemen's Houthis kills Saudi man in Jazan

01 May, 2018, 13:20 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
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Almost 10,000 people have been killed since the Saudi-led alliance joined the Yemen conflict.

The Huthi rebels' Al Masirah television reported Saturday they had fired eight missiles at "economic and vital targets", a day after Saudi defence forces said they had downed a missile headed for the same area.

Spokesman for the Civil Defense Directorate in the Jazan District Colonel Yahya Abdullah Al-Qahtani said that the civil defense teams received a report on the fall of fragments of military projectiles launched by Houthi elements from inside Yemeni territory towards the governorate of Samta, resulting in the death of a citizen.

Yemeni rebel supporters attend the funeral of slain Huthi political chief Saleh al-Sammad in Sanaa on April 28, 2018.

The Houthis, who refused to divulge the details, confirmed an air raid on Sanaa had taken place.

He was the most senior official to be killed by the Western-backed alliance, which had offered a $20 million reward for any information that led to his capture.

The Huthis, who hail from northern Yemen, control Sanaa and much of the country's north - which borders Saudi Arabia - and the key Hodeida port on the Red Sea coast.

The forces intercepted on Friday a ballistic missile shot towards another border city Najran.


Both sides have fought to a stalemate after more than three years of war in Yemen. As the chairman of Yemen's Supreme Political Council, he was the second most wanted figure by the Saudi-led coalition.

A total of 38 Houthis lost their lives in the strike, which targeted the Interior Ministry building in Sanaa, Al Arabiya TV. reported.

Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted four ballistic missiles fired by Yemeni rebels, the Saudi-led coalition against the insurgents said, with a local official reporting one man had been killed in the attack.

A number of houses and vehicles were also damaged in the attack.

Yemen now stands at the brink of starvation.

A strike by the Saudi-led alliance has killed dozens of Houthi rebels in Yemen, including two commanders, Saudi media report.

The blockade has since been partially lifted, but access to the impoverished country remains limited.

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