Saudi Air Defense intercepted and destroyed four ballistic missiles fired by Yemeni Houthi rebels toward Jazan on Saturday, a day after a missile was intercepted over Najran, said the spokesman of the coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen Col.
The Saudi state-run information company SPA says its air protection forces intercepted 4 of the missiles and no casualties or damages have occurred.
A Saudi-led coalition operating in Yemen has launched a dozen airstrikes at a rebel camp in Sanaa killing several Houthi leaders, Saudi media reported Saturday. The Shiite rebels known as Houthis did not immediately acknowledge the strike.
Al-Samad, who held the post of president in the Houthi-backed political body, was the most senior official to be killed by the Western-backed alliance, which had offered a $20-million U.S. reward for any information that led to Samad's capture.
Saudi air defense has intercepted a lot of them.
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The raid came hours ahead of a public funeral of the Huthis' political head Saleh al-Sammad, killed last week in a Saudi-led coalition strike.
Top Houthi officials including al-Samad's successor Mahdi al-Mashat, a former Houthi fighter, attended the funeral which was held in al-Sabeen square.
Houthi supporters gather near the site of burial of Saleh al-Samad.
Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia said the rebels had fired at least 116 missiles at the kingdom since it went to war in Yemen in 2015.
Yemenis inspect the site where an alleged Saudi-led airstrike hit houses at a neighborhood in Sanaa, Yemen. It began after the Houthis swept through Sanaa and farther south, sparking a Saudi-led military intervention on behalf of the country's internationally recognized government. The blockade has since been partially lifted, but access to the impoverished country remains limited.