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Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen Says It Destroyed Missile Targeting Saudi Arabia

U.S. News

In a statement issued via the Saudi Arabian state news agency, the coalition said that the missile was fired from the Yemeni city of Saada, and some people were slightly injured by fragments of the weapon when it was destroyed.


Has the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen achieved its goal?

Al Jazeera

Over the past 365 days, a coalition of mostly Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia, has been conducting air strikes in Yemen. Its main target have been Houthi rebels who took control of the capital Sanaa and other areas in 2014. The power grab forced the UN-backed president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee to Saudi Arabia. Since then, the fighting has destroyed much of the country and killed thousands of people. Now, armed groups including ISIL (also known as ISIS) have become a serious threat in Yemen.


Saudi Coalition in Yemen, Under Pressure, Ends US Refueling

U.S. News

Saudi Arabia and the UAE view the war as a means to limit Iranian influence in the Arabian Peninsula. While Iran directly denies arming the rebels, the United Nations and Western powers have documented arms transfers to the Houthis by Tehran of everything from Kalashnikov assault rifles to the ballistic missile technology used to periodically target cities as far away as the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh. The Houthis also have imprisoned opponents and indiscriminately laid land mines.


More than 1,000 Saudi troops killed in Yemen since war began

Al Jazeera

More than a dozen soldiers from Saudi Arabia have been killed in Yemen during operations along the border. This brings the total number of Saudi casualties since 2015 to over 1,000, according to state media. Meanwhile, the humanitarian crisis in Yemen is worsening as the war prevents much-needed aid from reaching many Yemenis. The UN estimates that 22 million Yemenis are in need of food aid and more than eight million are threatened by severe hunger.


Report: Yemen Rebels Target Saudi Capital With Missiles

U.S. News

Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a war in March 2015 on behalf of Yemen's internationally recognized government against the Houthis, who control Yemen's capital, Sanaa, and much of the country's north.