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Saudi Arabia Shoots Down Yemen Missile 02/08 06:27

   RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels 
in Yemen says Saudi Arabia has shot down a ballistic missile launched toward 
the kingdom from Yemen.

   The coalition said in a statement that Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces 
intercepted the missile at dawn Monday as it headed toward the southwestern 
Saudi region of Asir.

   Coalition forces responded by targeting the launch platform inside Yemeni 
territory.

   Saudi Arabia has been targeted with missile and artillery fire on a number 
of occasions since it intervened in Yemen's civil war last year in support of 
the country's internationally recognized government.

   Riyadh and its allies are seeking to roll back gains by the rebels and 
forces loyal to a former president who have seized the capital, Sanaa, and 
other parts of the country.


(KA)


 
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