Rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the day before the shooting against neighboring Saudi Arabia on Sunday and threatened further attacks on the country.
Saudi Arabia as the head of a military alliance that supported the Yemeni government in the war against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in 2014.
“The attack targeted sensitive areas in the enemy’s capital Riyadh,” said Houthi spokesman Yahya al-Saari, quoting rebel Channel al-Masirah. “As long as the aggression and siege of our country continues, our operation will continue.”
“The operation was carried out with one ballistic missile and 15 drones,” he said.
On Saturday, several explosions shook the Saudi capital. Local media reported that the air defense forces launched a missile attack on Riyadh and intercepted drones launched by the Houthis against the southern Saudi kingdom.
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Mr Sari warned residents of the southern region of the state bordering North Yemen to move away from “any military site or airport”.
The Houthis have escalated their attacks on the state and are now fighting for control over the oil province of Marib, the last loyalist stronghold in the north of the country.
According to the United Nations, the war has put Yemen in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, and has led to the lives of tens of thousands of people.
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