Saudi air defenses destroy missile fired by Houthi militia towards Jazan

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's air defenses on Friday intercepted a missile fired by the Houthi militia, days after their second-in-command was killed in an air raid by Riyadh and its allies.

The missile, the latest in a series of similar attacks, was heading towards the Kingdom's southern coastal city of Jazan, state-run Al-Ekhbariya television said.

Saudi Arabia launched a military coalition in 2015 to battle the Houthi militias in its southern neighbor and restore the internationally-recognized Yemeni government to power.

The Houthis control Yemen's capital, Sanaa, as well as much of Yemen's north and the key Hodeida port on the country's western coastline.

Riyadh on Wednesday confirmed it was behind an air strike on the Yemeni capital that successfully killed Saleh Al-Sammad, president of the Houthi's Supreme Political Council, on April 19.

Source: International Islamic News Agency