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Saudi Arabia shoots down missile

Published 06/06/2015

Saudi Arabia says it has shot down a Scud missile fired into the Sunni kingdom by Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia says it has shot down a Scud missile fired into the Sunni kingdom by Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia says it has shot down a Scud missile fired into the Sunni kingdom by Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen.

The official Saudi Press Agency reported that the missile was shot down by a Patriot missile battery around 2.45am local time.

The agency blamed Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, and their allies in forces loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Saudi Arabia leads a coalition targeting the rebels in airstrikes that began March 26 in support of the country's exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

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