The Saudi-led coalition against the Huthis in Yemen announced that a ballistic missile was intercepted near Riyadh, state media reported.

Witnesses in the Saudi capital published videotapes via social media to a cloud of black smoke in the sky.

According to the channel, “the march” of the group “Ansar Allah” Houthi that gunmen fired a ballistic missile “volcano-2” towards Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.

Al Yamamah Palace is the king’s headquarters and office, and also houses the Royal Court.
Last month, a similar rocket hit a Riyadh airport.

Saudi Arabia and the United States then accused Iran of supplying the Houthis with rockets.

Iran denies arming the Houthis, who are fighting a war against the internationally recognized government of Yemen and the Saudi-led coalition since 2015.
The report said the channel “March” that the missile targeted “an expanded meeting of the leaders of the Saudi regime … under the chairmanship of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.”

But coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said the Air Defense Forces had intercepted the missile, which was launched “to target civilian and populated areas,” according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

Al-Maliki said that the launch of the missile “proves the continued involvement of the Iranian regime’s support of the Houthi armed group with qualitative capabilities,” and that it comes with the aim of “threatening the security of Saudi Arabia and the threat of regional and international security.”


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