Coalition spokesman: Houthis fired about 77 ballistic missiles on Saudi Arabia in this war

Coalition spokesman: Houthis fired about 77 ballistic missiles on Saudi Arabia in this war

The Saudi-led Arab Coalition spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that the Houthis group has fired about 77 ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia since the war began on March 26, 2015.said,


Al Maliki said to the Saudi newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat that the Houthis are the first terrorist group that have the ballistic capabilities, which is a very serious challenge.


"Terrorist and armed groups can not have these lethal capabilities with regard to ballistic missiles and surface-to-surface missiles, and having such capabilities could lead to the possibility of other groups whether in the Middle East, Africa or the entire world to have such power."


He said that the last rocket fired at the kingdom were three days ago targeted a residential neighborhood and civilian communities of Saudi border villages.


Nevertheless, the Houthis said In their official television channel ''Al Maseera" that they have launched on Monday a rocket on a Saudi army camp in Asir region.


The Coalition had a responsibility and a commitment that the terrorist group should not continue to have ballistic capability, and that the international community should take responsibility in that regard for the lack of such capabilities by terrorist groups. he added


The Colonel Turki confirmed that there are facts proving that the Houthis are getting ballistic missiles and surface-to-surface missiles from the Iranian regime.


"They get missiles by smuggling ballistic capabilities from the Iranian regime through the Hodeida port, and only one of two things that might solve this issue: 1st-  that Iran stop supporting the terrorist group with ballistic missiles and surface-to-surface missiles,"


The second solution, according to al-Maliki «call for the United Nations to take over the management of al Hodeida port and stop the flow of arms to the Houthi group and protect the Yemeni people and the security and safety of Yemen and Saudi Arabia and the region and international peace, especially as Yemen oversees the Strait of Bab al-Mandab.

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