Saudi Arabia intercepts missile from Yemen

It was the second missile launch from Yemen on Monday since UN-brokered peace talks began in Kuwait on April 21 between the Houthi Shiite rebels and the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

By: AFP | Riyadh | Updated: May 31, 2016 2:32:42 pm
Missile launch, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Yemen missile, Saudi Arabia missile, Yemeni government, Houthi Shiite rebels, Huothi Shiite, Houthi Shiite Yemen, Yemen rebels, UN, Kuwait peace talks, UN peace talks, Huthi rebels File photo: Boys hold rifles as they take part in a demonstration held by Houthi supporters against Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen’s capital Sanaa March 18, 2016. (Source:Reuters)

Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, the military coalition supporting the Yemeni government against rebels said.

It was the second missile launch from Yemen on Monday since UN-brokered peace talks began in Kuwait on April 21 between the Houthi Shiite rebels and the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

The Saudi-led Arab coalition in March last year began air strikes and other military aid in support of Yemeni forces resisting the Houthis who had seized much of the country and are backed by Saudi Arabia’s regional rival Iran.

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Fighting has continued despite a ceasefire that paved the way for the talks in Kuwait.

The Houthi rebels are allied with elite troops loyal to Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The missile launches are designed to “sabotage efforts of the international community to make the peace negotiations a success,” the Saudi-led coalition said in a statement.

Saudi Arabia has deployed Patriot missile batteries to counter tactical ballistic missiles which have been fired occasionally during the war.

The coalition warns that it could retaliate if such strikes continue.

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