2nd LD-Writethru: Yemen's Houthi rebels claim launch 10 missiles toward Saudi airport

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SANAA, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's Houthi rebel group claimed that it fired 10 missiles toward Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport on Sunday evening, the group's military spokesman said.

A salvo of 10 Badr-1 ballistic missiles were launched toward Jizan Regional Airport, said Yahya Sarea in a brief statement published by the Houthi-affiliated Masirah television network.

"The missiles targeted military aircraft and Apache helicopters inside Jizan airport," he added.

"Dozens of Saudi soldiers were killed and injured during the largest medium-range ballistic missiles attack against the Saudi aggression," the Houthi spokesman noted.

Sarea also said the Houthi militia will carry out more missile attacks in the upcoming period.

Meanwhile, the anti-Houthi Saudi-led military coalition said it intercepted and destroyed six ballistic missiles fired by Houthis toward the kingdom, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

Houthis have recently stepped up missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, but most of the attacks were intercepted by the kingdom's air defenses.

Saudi Arabia has been leading an Arab military coalition against Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen for more than five years in support of the exiled internationally-recognized government of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Enditem

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