Yemeni Houthis say they fire missile, drones at Saudi capital

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SANAA, Sep. 10 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's Houthi militia on Thursday said they fired a ballistic missile and four drones toward Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported.

"The multiple attack targeted an important object in Riyadh," the television said, citing a statement by the group's military spokesman Yahya Sarea.

The attack came in response to the Saudi-led coalition escalation, he said without elaborating further details.

Saudi Arabia has made no comment yet on the alleged attack.

It was the fourth attack announced by the Houthi militia in less than a week. All previous attacks had been intercepted, according to the Saudi-led coalition statements.

Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014, when the Iran-backed Houthi rebels seized control of much of the country's north and forced the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa.

The Saudi-led military coalition intervened in the Yemen conflict in March 2015 to support Hadi's government. Enditem

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