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Published: Sun, November 05, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Yemen's Houthi fire missile at Saudi Arabia's Riyadh

Yemen's Houthi fire missile at Saudi Arabia's Riyadh

The Riyadh airport tweeted soon after that it hadn't been affected.

At the airport of the capital of Saudi Arabia Riyadh explosion, which was caused by the released rebels from Yemen ballistic missile.

Al Jazeera could not independently verify the reports.

A long-range ballistic missile was sacked at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, the Houthi TV channel Al-Masirah reported.

Saudi Arabia is leading a campaign to defeat the Houthis.

"We have reports - eyewitnesses on the ground and video that hasn't been verified yet - of outgoing fire, which might well be air defence missile fire coming out of the airport".

According to AP, Houthi-owned news outlet Al-Masira reports that the ballistic missile was sacked late Saturday (4 November) from across Saudi Arabia's southern border by Houthi militants in Yemen. Yemen is 500 or 600 miles south of Riyadh.

"If the Iranians have supplied a long distance missile, which is the only explanation really, then the big question is how will the Saudis respond".

The missile was sacked into Saudi territory from Yemen at 20:00 local time, the spokesman of a Saudi-led military coalition said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA. Yemen has been torn apart by a war between those loyal to the internationally-recognized government of President Abdrabbuh Mansor Hadi and those aligned with Houthi rebels.

Earlier today a Saudi-led military coalition said on Saturday an air strike that hit a market in Yemen's northern Saadah province was a legitimate military target, the Saudi news agency reported.

Some, including the authors of a United Nations report, have accused the Saudis of causing devastation and the deaths of thousands, as a result of their involvement in the war.

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