Yemen Missile War Update: Sept. 6-12

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Between September 6 and September 12, at least three Houthi-launched missiles targeting Jizan and Najran were intercepted by Saudi air defense forces. Pro-Houthi media reported another 13 missile launches targeting Asir, Jizan, Najran, and a Coalition encampment in Yemen’s Ma’rib Province, but these could not be corroborated by Coalition or independent reports. There were no confirmed reports of Houthi-launched missiles striking their intended targets; however, shrapnel from an intercepted missile over Najran injured 37 people.

Relatedly, on September 8, a Coalition air strike destroyed a Houthi missile launch vehicle and radar in Sanaa. Saudi reports indicated several Houthi military advisers were killed in the strike. Houthi media reported six civilians were killed.

Below is a summary of each confirmed Houthi-launched missile event during the September 6 – September 12 period:

Note: The Saudi Press Agency has significantly reduced its written reporting on Yemeni missile events, though public statements by the spokesman for the Arab coalition, Col. Turki al Malki, are reported by other media outlets.

Below is a summary of all Yemen missile events not corroborated or confirmed by Coalition or independent reports for the period of September 6 – September 12. Pro-Houthi sources reported 13 unconfirmed missile launches and claimed five successful strikes over the last week. 


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Jenevieve Molenda, "Yemen Missile War Update: Sept. 6-12," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, September 13, 2018, last modified September 13, 2018,