Friday, August 17, 2018
   
Text Size

Site Search powered by Ajax

Saudi Arabia: Houthi missile attack kills three in Jizan

Three civilians killed in the province of Jizan in southern Saudi Arabia, bordering Yemen, Saudi military says.

Three civilians have been killed in the south of Saudi Arabia by incoming fire from Yemen's Houthi rebels, according to Saudi state media.

Citing military coalition spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Malki, the state-run Saudi Press Agency announced the deaths in Jizan province on Saturday night.

Al-Malki accused Yemen's Shia rebels of firing a projectile that was "launched deliberately to target civilians".

The Houthis, allied with Iran, have fired a series of missiles into the kingdom in recent months, with some hitting the capital, Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia launched a war against the Houthis in March 2015, after the rebels drove Yemen's internationally recognised government from the capital, Sanaa.

The more than three-year-old conflict in Yemen is widely seen as part of a proxy battle between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

The Saudi-led coalition faces widespread international criticism for its air attacks in Yemen that have killed many civilians.


READ MORE: Saudi Arabia: Houthi missile attack kills Egyptian in Riyadh


The conflict has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced more than three million others. The United Nations says that Yemen is currently the world's worst humanitarian crisis and that 22.2 million Yemenis are in need of humanitarian aid. 


blog comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe via RSS or Email:

Turkish court orders release of Amn...

Read More

Israel reopens Gaza commercial cros...

Read More

Saudi-UAE air raids target Yemen's ...

Read More

Egypt arrests 13 on anniversary of ...

Read More

UN report: 20,000-30,000 ISIL fight...

Read More

Egypt: Five years since 'Rabaa mass...

Read More

Donation

Thanks to all of our supporters for your generosity and your encouragement of an independent press!

Enter Amount:

Global_News

Iraqi military says it struck potential suicide bombers who intended to strike during next week's Eid al-Adha holiday.

Read More

Featured_Author

Login






Login reminder Forgot login?

Subscribe to MWC News Alert

Email Address

Subscribe in a reader Facebok page Twitter page

Israel pounds Gaza

Thailand cave boys

Capturing life under apartheid