Between December 20 and January 9, Houthi forces fired or attempted to fire at least two ballistic missiles. One missile launch targeted Najran, and a subsequent attempt from Saada failed. Below is a summary of the confirmed missile events during this period.
- December 29:
- Houthi forces fired a ballistic missile toward the city of Najran. However, Saudi air defense forces successfully intercepted the missile with no injuries or loss of life. Media reports say this is the second ballistic missile launched by the Houthis in 24 hours, targeting Saudi Arabia.
- January 9:
- Houthi forces attempted to launch a ballistic missile from the Al-Tayyar district in Saada province targeting Saudi Arabia. However, local Yemeni sources told Saudi media that the missile detonated before launch, killing at least 15 Houthi fighters. The sources also claimed that missile experts were among those that were killed in the failed launch.