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Saudis Intercept Houthi Missile Over Riyadh

Saudi Arabia said it intercepted a ballistic missile over its capital, Riyadh, an attack blamed on the Houthis in Yemen. The attack on Saturday included several booby-trapped drones launched toward the province of Jizan. No damage or injuries were reported. Fragments of the missile landed in residential neighborhoods in Riyadh, Al Jazeera reported.

The Iranian-backed Houthis said they deployed a ballistic missile and nine drones at “sensitive targets” in Riyadh and six drones at military sites in Abha and Khamis Mushait, according to the report.

Earlier this month, the Biden Administration said it would end its support of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in support of the internationally recognized Yemen government.