Saudi Arabia has shot down 11 Scud missiles fired by Al Houthi rebels from across the Yemen border after fighting intensified since the collapse of a US-backed ceasefire last week.
Saudi Arabia has deployed Patriot missile batteries to counter tactical ballistic missiles that have been fired sporadically from Yemen during the course of the war, Gulfnews reported Friday.
Al Houthis have also fired Katyusha rockets, which are harder to detect, particularly into the Saudi border city of Najran. More than 100 civilians and soldiers have died in rocket attacks and skirmishes along the frontier, the news portal stated.
Last month, the Yemeni rebels launched one of their longest-range strikes against Saudi Arabia, firing a ballistic missile that was shot down near Makkah.
The rebels confirmed the launch of a Burkan-1 ballistic missile into Saudi Arabia in a statement on their official news agency, but said it had been aimed at King Abdul Aziz International …