Saudi Arabia neutralises 11 Al Houthi missiles

Dubai: Saudi Arabia shot down 11 Scud missiles fired by Al Houthi rebels from across the border in Yemen on Friday.

Saudi Arabia has deployed Patriot missile batteries to counter tactical ballistic missiles that have been fired sporadically from Yemen during the course of the war.

Fighting in Yemen has intensified since the collapse of a US-backed ceasefire reached last week.

Al Houthis have also fired Katyusha rockets, which are harder to detect, particularly into the Saudi border city of Najran. More than 100 civilians and soldiers have died in rocket attacks and skirmishes along the frontier.

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Last month, the Yemeni rebels launched one of their longest-range strikes against Saudi Arabia, firing a ballistic missile that was shot down near Makkah.

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