Saudi-led coalition denies targeting a market in Yemen

Aaron Brown
November 5, 2017

Saudi forces this year have reportedly shot down several missiles from the Yemeni rebels on multiple occasion and is now leading a military campaign against them.

BBC reported that the missile was "of limited size" and caused no damage.

The authority said in two tweets: "The Saudi air defence managed to intercept a ballistic missile towards Riyadh".

Al Jazeera could not independently verify the reports.

The explosion occurred in one of the terminals of the global airport king Khalid, 35 km from Riyadh.

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"And then we have a claim from Houthi rebels in Yemen that they fired a long-range missile at Riyadh and the Saudi air defence forces saying it has intercepted a long distance missile that it believes was sacked from Yemen". Yemen is 500 or 600 miles south of Riyadh.

The conflict escalated when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a massive air campaign in 2015 aimed at reversing Houthi military gains and shoring up Yemen's embattled government.

Saudi Arabia's southern neighbour Yemen has been torn apart by a war between the Saudi-backed government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and Houthi rebels.

The responsibility for the explosion in Riyadh took the Yemeni Houthi rebels.

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