ANI, The Saudi-led coalition has destroyed a missile launched by the Shia rebel Houthi from Yemen under the direction of Saudi Arabia, the news agency reported, citing Turk al-Maliki, the spokesman for the coalition. According to the Saudi Press Agency, coalition forces destroyed a ballistic missile that the Houthis fired toward civilian facilities and civilians in southern Saudi Arabia. The conflict in Yemen began with the 2014 takeover of Sana’a by the Houthi rebels, who have now taken control of much of the country’s north.
The Saudi-UAE-led coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015 after the overthrow of the internationally recognized government in Sanaa, which the coalition wants to restore. Five years of civil war have killed tens of thousands of people, most of them common. According to civil relief organizations, millions of people were pushed to the brink of famine in what the United Nations calls the worst humanitarian crisis anywhere in the world.