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Yemeni Houthis Say Attacked Saudi Arabia's Jizan Airport Firing 10 Ballistic Missiles - Reports

© AP Photo / Hani MohammedHouthis fighters. (File)
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The Houthis and the Saudi-led coalition, which supports Yemen’s internationally recognised government in its fight against the movement, often exchange fire. Yemen's Houthis Fire 10 Ballistic Missiles Towards Saudi Arabia's Jizan Airport - Reports

Ten ballistic missiles were fired at Saudi Arabia's Jizan Airport, located in the kingdom's southwestern Jizan province, media reported, citing the Houthis' military spokesperson.

According to the spokesperson, dozens were wounded and killed in the attack.

The Saudi-led coalition said that it had intercepted and destroyed six ballistic missiles fired by the Houthis, the media outlet reported, quoting a spokesman.

The report comes days after the Houthi's military spokesperson said, as cited by Al Masirah broadcaster, that a medium-range missile had hit a Saudi military facility located in the city of Samtah in Jizan.

For several months, the Houthis have been launching of attacks on the Jizan and Abha airports in southern Saudi Arabia, injuring dozens of civilians, including children.

Yemen has been engulfed in an armed conflict between government forces, led by President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi, and the Houthi movement for several years. A Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request since March 2015. The conflict has resulted in a massive humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country.

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