Saudi Arabia Intercepts Yemeni Missile Near Mecca

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On July 27, Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile close to Mecca, according to the Arab military coalition. Houthi-Saleh forces launched the 800 km Borkan-1 from northern Yemen. The missile was intercepted 69 km south of the city.

Houthi-Saleh news sources state that the Burkan-1 missile was aimed toward King Fahd Air Base, located approximately 70 km west of Mecca. The intended target remains uncertain at this time.

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Missile Defense Project, "Saudi Arabia Intercepts Yemeni Missile Near Mecca," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 31, 2017, last modified June 15, 2018,