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Coalition forces in Yemen. AFP

Riyadh – Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted a missile that was launched by Houthis militia rebels, targeting Jizan city, Command of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition to back legitimate and internationally recognized Yemeni government of President Mansur Hadi, announced in a statement on Friday.

The Coalition statement said that a missile launched from inside the Yemeni territories was intercepted and destroyed by the Saudi forces.

In addition, the Coalition Air Force pinpointed the launching ground of the missile and hit back by airstrikes.

In a common matter, Saudi-led coalition has also intercepted three Houthi-affiliated sailboats near Midi port in Yemen trying to attack the coalition’s vessels.

The incident was reported on Thursday night, in which the coalition destroyed one boat and arrested the crew of the second while the third boat managed to escape.