Second Ballistic Missile Shot Down Over Saudi Arabia; Iran May Be Blamed

November 30, 2017


The Saudi Arabian-owned TV channel al-Arabiya said Thursday afternoon that a second ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s armed Houthi group at Saudi Arabia has been shot down near the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait, in an agricultural region.

It was the second ballistic missile fired from Yemen this month.

An earlier rocket was brought down near King Khaled Airport on the northern outskirts of the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

Reuters reports that the Thursday missile originated with Houthi rebels in Yemen, who Saudi Arabian officials have accused of being a proxy of Iran.

Saudi Arabia and its Middle East allies have launched thousands of air strikes against the Houthis, who still control much of Yemen’s main population centers.

That conflict has led to one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises and killed at least 10,000 people, according to some reports.