On November 5, the Yemeni Houthi-Saleh alliance launched a ballistic missile at the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Pro-Houthi sources say that the missile hit the King Khalid International Airport. There also were reports about a loud explosion in the airport.
However, pro-Saudi sources say that the missile was intercepted by the US-made Patriot missile defense system northeast of the capital. According to a video, Saudi forces used at least 4 Patriot missiles to down the Yemeni missile.
Video of Saudi Air Defense interception of Iranian Burkan 2H missile fired from Yemen targeting King Khaled International Airport just now pic.twitter.com/OHiCAcx3HW
— Mohammed K. Alyahya (@7yhy) 4 November 2017
The Houthi-Saleh alliance actively uses ballistic missiles against targets in Saudi Arabia and Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen. These missile attacks pose a significant threat to Saudi Arabia.
These developments took place while the Saudi military campaign has failed in Yemen. Despite the Saudi-led intervention in 2015, the Houthi-Saleh alliance still controls the country’s capital and a large part of Yemen.