Saudi Air Defence intercepts two ballistic missiles

Lynette PayneMay 10, 2018

In response to reports about a Qatari individual detained in Yemen, Al Malki clarified that the person in question is a Yemeni citizen, disregarding any other citizenships he might have, was apprehended in Yemeni territory and is therefore subject to Yemeni law.

Two strikes hit the presidential palace in central Sanaa as witnesses said that Houthi militants were among the casualties.

"We were working next door to the presidential offices and heard a plane, and then an explosion", Ahmed Dehashir, a first responder, told AFP at the scene of the attack. "We tried to dig out the dead and wounded from under the debris, and then there was a second strike", he further said, adding, "There are a lot of people trapped under the rubble".

Salam said that crime and the previous crimes committed by the aggression on several areas of Yemen clearly reveal the hatred that the coalition of aggression has on the Yemeni people.

The Yemeni civil war started in 2015 bringing in Saudi Arabia to the government-in-exile's side. However, Houthis claim of holding elections for the House of Representatives had have been running the day-to-day administration.

The Air Defense Forces of the Coalition Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen intercepted and destroyed two missiles fired toward Najran by Iranian-backed Houthis on Sunday, Coalition spokesman Col.

Since November of previous year, the Iran-backed militants have intensified missile attacks into neighbouring Saudi Arabia.

The conflict has killed more than 10,000 Yemenis, mostly civilians, and displaced 3 million others, resulting in one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

Earlier this month Abu Dhabi had deployed some 300 soldiers, along with tanks and artillery in the island amidst widening divisions within the Riyadh supported forces loyal to Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.

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