Saudi Arabia Says It Intercepted Several Missiles From Yemen

Yemeni missiles were fired at Saudi cities

Saudi Arabia’s state media has reported that they intercepted several missiles Friday which were fired from northern Yemen. They say the missiles were deliberately aimed at civilians, accusing the Houthis of turning the Yemeni capital of Sanaa into a hub for missiles.

The Houthis confirmed their strikes, saying they hit targets in Saudi Arabia “with precision” and that Saudi Aramco was struck. Aramco made no comments on the incident, and Saudi reports similarly made no mention of them being hit.

In the past, successful Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia have been blamed more or less entirely on Iran. Saudi coalition officials this time are trying to emphasize the Houthi “threat” to civilians to justify the ongoing war.

The Saudis and Houthis are engaged in indirect peace talks right now, and while fighting has been picking up on both sides in recent weeks, the Saudis have indicated the talks are going to continue.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.