Coalition releases findings of Houthi missile attack on Saudi Arabia

27 March, 2018, 03:42 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Houthis are seen riding an armored vehicle in Sana;a on Dec. 4 2017. Mohammed Huwais  AFP

The U.S. condemned the ballistic missile attack by Yemen's Houthis on several Saudi Arabian cities, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Monday. A press conference will be held Monday at 1 p.m. ET "to provide more details about this aggressive act".

The footage shows an intense escalation, just days after Yemeni rebels took down a Saudi coalition aircraft with an R-27 air-to-air rocket reportedly modified into a surface-to-air missile.

He added, "the interception of these missiles resulted in the spread of some shrapnel that badly affected residential neighborhoods and led according to preliminary information until the preparation of this statement to the martyrdom of an Egyptian expat and material damage to civilian objects will be announced details in this regard later by authorities". Turki Al Maliki, spokesperson for the coalition forces to support the legitimate government in Yemen.

Retired Saudi General Anwar Eshki said the attacks were an attempt to "test Saudi readiness" to deal with a large barrage and to signal the US that it "will use missiles to target its interests in the region". "Which is wrong. If the Saudis are serious about ending this war they will have to look at Yemen with ways in which to end this conflict". The report by Conflict Armament Research was dismissed by the Iranian mission to the United Nations. One resident uploaded a video that showed missile debris landing on the highway. Missiles were also fired at airports in other cities. Among the targets was Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport.

The airport was previously targeted by a Houthi ballistic missile attack in November.

Saudi Arabia uses the American MIM-104 Patriot system for its missile defense. The rebels confirmed they had fired seven missiles.

Iran denies supplying the Houthis with weapons, despite substantial evidence implicating Tehran in missile proliferation.

It further described the humanitarian situation in Yemen as "very regrettable" and said the war has brought nothing but instability and insecurity and led to the deaths and injuries of tens of thousands.

Over 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen's war, which began after the Houthis and their allies seized Yemen's capital, Sanaa, in September 2014 and began a march south.

The poll comes as some European states, notably Germany, have curtailed ties with the Saudi-led military coalition.



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