The Arab Coalition spokesman, Turki al-Maliki, said Saturday that Saudi air defense forces have intercepted a missile fired by Houthi insurgents from Yemen at the southern Saudi city of Najran.
Houthi forces in the war torn country said that their efforts to attack the Al-Jarbah military base had been successful.
In a statement issued late on March 28, the 15-member council - including Russia, China, and top Western powers - said it condemned the missile attacks "in the strongest possible terms" and said they pose a threat to regional security.
"We take this report very seriously and it will be fully investigated as all reports of this nature are, using an internationally approved, independent process", said a spokesperson of the global coalition led by Saudi Arabia.
Hodeidah is home to the impoverished country's biggest port from where most of the humanitarian aid reaches millions of civilians on the brink of starvation.
The Iran-aligned Houthis have launched scores of missiles at the kingdom since the Saudi led coalition intervened in Yemen's civil war in 2015 after the Houthis drove Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi into exile.Читайте также: Markit Manufacturing PMI: 'Strongest Manufacturing Growth For 3 Years'
About 8.4 million people are said to be on the brink of starvation in Yemen.
The Houthis, however, don't have the military equipment and intelligence necessary to respond to the Saudi-led coalition in a proportionate way.
Some observes of the conflict dispute Mattis' assertion.
Further to the blockade the coalition has conducted over 16,600 air raids, with roughly a third of them targeting non-military sites.
A growing chorus of lawmakers is calling on President Donald Trump to withdraw support for the Saudi coalition until Congress authorizes US involvement in the conflict.
Like former President Barack Obama, Trump insists USA military assistance to the coalition doesn't rise to the level of engaging in hostilities and therefore does not require Congressional authorization.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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