Saudi Arabia shoots down missiles from Yemen; 1 dead from debris


On Monday, a Saudi-owned satellite news channel aired footage of Patriot missile that was sacked at the Houthi missiles fired from Yemen in counter.

It was not the first time that Saudi military has reported intercepting a missile in their territory.

Saudi Arabia and its allies - aided by billions of dollars worth of military equipment from the U.S. and Britain - could stand guilty of war crimes, Amnesty International said on Friday.

Saudi Arabia says debris from ballistic missiles fired from neighboring Yemen has killed one Egyptian citizen and injured 2 others in the capital Riyadh.

Amnesty International, which has criticized both parties in the Yemen war for neglecting civilian safety, on Monday said the "indiscriminate" Huthi missile attack "could constitute a war crime".

On Sunday, the Saudi air force intercepted a missile over the northeastern part of the capital Riyadh, Saudi state television said.

In a speech Sunday night, rebel chief Abdelmalik al-Huthi said his fighters were ready to make more "sacrifices" against the Saudi-led coalition.

"On the occasion of the third anniversary of Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen, it is high time for the (French) government to hear this message", said Eoin Dubsky, campaign manager for the SumOfUs advocacy NGO, which commissioned the survey. The Houthi rebels say the ballistic missiles were targeted at King Khalid International Airport 35 kilometers away from Riyadh and also airports in Saudi Arabia's Asir and Jizan, in the country's southwest.

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A woman uses her mobile phone to take picture of the damage created by debris, after ballistic missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi militia, fell at a house in Riyadh.

The Philippines also condemned the missile attacks which left one person dead and two others wounded.

ACTS-OFW Representative Aniceto "John" Bertiz III has earlier denounced the missile attacks, saying the attack endangered the lives of OFWs in Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has had a few close calls in the past when Yemen's Houthi-controlled Defense Ministry had fired missiles on specific targets around the city.

"The Saudis continue to see Iran when they look at Yemen".

A watchdog group said Monday that roadside bombs disguised as rocks in Yemen bear similarities to others used by Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and by insurgents in Iraq and Bahrain, suggesting at the least an Iranian influence in their manufacture.

Despite the intervention the rebels remain in control of the capital, northern Yemen and the country's largest port.

It further described the humanitarian situation in Yemen as "very regrettable" and said the war has brought nothing but instability and insecurity and led to the deaths and injuries of tens of thousands.