Houthi Missiles Target Saudi Towns of Khamis Mushait, Najran

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On April 8, Houthis militants reportedly fired a Badr-1 SRBM at Saudi military radars in Asir Province, just outside Khamis Mushait. Houthi-sponsored media announced the strike was successful and “hit the targets accurately;” Saudi Arabia has yet to comment on this claim.

On April 6, Saudi air defense forces reportedly intercepted a ballistic missile over Najran. According to the Saudi Press Agency, the Houthi-launched missile was fired from Saada and intercepted by a Patriot missile defense system. Although “splinters of [the missile] scattered on residential neighborhoods of the city,” the attack did not result in casualties or significant property damage.

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Shaan Shaikh, "Houthi Missiles Target Saudi Towns of Khamis Mushait, Najran," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, April 9, 2018, last modified June 15, 2018, https://missilethreat.csis.org/houthi-missiles-target-saudi-towns-of-khamis-mushait-najran/.