Newsbrief: Missile intercepted on way to Saudi capital

by Colin Doherty
edited by Bryce Johnson

A ballistic missile came dangerously close to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital, but was intercepted by Saudi Arabian military over Riyadh’s international airport, according to The New York Times.

The missile was fired from Yemen as regional tensions were increasing. This was the first time an attack has come this close to the Saudi Arabian capital in two years. Saudi Arabia had declared war on the Houthi rebel group that took over the Yemeni government about two years ago.

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“This act of aggression against Riyadh proves involvement of one of the terror states supporting the Houthis,” the Saudi Government was quoted as saying in a tweet from Al Hadath, a Saudi-run news channel.

The attack is believed to have been ordered by the Iranian government, which is in support of the Houthi group.

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