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Saudi Arabia Intercepts Ballistic Missile from Yemen - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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The Saudi Arabian air force intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

The missile was launched from Yemeni territory heading towards the city of Abha, the capital of southwestern Asir province, and was intercepted at 6:10 a.m., SPA reported.

Houthis in Yemen have previously fired missiles towards Saudi Arabia.

This was at least the fourth missile launch since United Nations-brokered peace talks began in Kuwait in April between the government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the insurgency delegation.

Saudi Arabia has deployed Patriot missile batteries to counter tactical ballistic missiles which have been fired occasionally during the war.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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