Houthis missiles target Saudi capital

Smoke rises after a Saudi-led airstrike hits an army base in Sanaa Yemen Monday Sept. 14 2015

Yemeni Forces Fire Ballistic Missile at Saudi Base- Reports

The Houthis have stepped up ballistic missile attacks on the kingdom in what it says is retaliation for the air raids.

Al Masirah, a TV network run by the Houthis, claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter, saying the rebels fired a Burkan 2-H, a Scud-type missile, towards the Saudi defence ministry.

One of the drones was targeting the Abha worldwide airport in Asir province, which led to a temporary suspension of air traffic, and a second was approaching a "civilian object" in Jizan province, Colonel Turki al-Malki said in a statement published by the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

He said Saudi forces also intercepted two missiles in the southern Jizan and Najran provinces close to the border with Yemen.

Last month, one man was killed in Riyadh by debris after the military shot down a flurry of missiles, the first casualty of the Yemen war in the Saudi capital.

The news agency said that Saudi Aramco was building a refinery in Jizan planned to produce 400,000 barrels of oil a day from 2019.

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A leading member of Yemen's General People's Congress (GPC) party was assassinated in the country's eastern Hadhramaut province, according to local sources.

The coalition accuses the Houthis of being armed and supported by Iran - charges the group and Tehran deny.

Gen. Abdul Karim al-Sinani and the Joint Operations Command of the Arab coalition on Wednesday took part in the victory festivities in the districts of Midi which were liberated from Houthi militias.

The arms monitor Conflict Armament Research (CAR) said it had evidence showing the Qasef-1 and other Houthi kit was made in Iran and was not of indigenous design and construction "in contrast to Houthi statements".

Al-Masirah said the Houthis had also launched an attack with the same model of drone on the airport of Abha in neighbouring Asir province.

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