Houthi-launched missile from Sanaa falls in Sadah, Arab Coalition

Houthi attacks on civilian facilities in Saudi Arabia and Yemen condemned

The Arab Coalition forces revealed that on Sunday morning a ballistic missile; launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia from Sanaa toward the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia failed to keep its trajectory. As it fell short 159 km after launch in Sadah governorate, SPA reported, citing a statement from the Coalition.

The official spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Col. Turki Al-Maliki also said, “The terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia launched a ballistic missile from (Sanaa) governorate this morning (Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020), using civilian objects as a launch site. The missile also fell short (159) km after launch in Yemeni soil in (Sa’dah) governorate.

“The Houthi militia also continues its flagrant violations of the International Humanitarian Law; by launching ballistic missiles that fall indiscriminately on civilians and population centers, threatening the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians.

“The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will continue to undertake all deterrent, rigorous measures to protect civilians in Yemen; and safeguard regional as well as international security.”