KSA Reportedly Intercepts Missiles Targeting Najran, Jizan

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On July 18, Spokesman for the Arab Coalition Col. Turki Al-Malki announced that Saudi air defense forces had “monitored a ballistic missile”. Most reports indicated the city of Najran as the target. No Houthi sources corroborate the missile launch or intercept.

On July 19, Al-Malki announced that another ballistic missile targeting Jizan, Saudi Arabia, was intercepted without casualties. Houthi media confirmed the launch but claimed the Badr-1 missile successfully struck the Jizan airport.

At least three Houthi missiles have entered KSA territory over the past week (July 12-19).

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Jenevieve Molenda, "KSA Reportedly Intercepts Missiles Targeting Najran, Jizan," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 19, 2018, last modified July 19, 2018, https://missilethreat.csis.org/ksa-reportedly-intercepts-missiles-targeting-najran-jizan/.