epa06309860 Smoke billows above a neighborhood following an alleged Saudi-led airstrike targeting a Houthi-held military position, a day after Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile at the Saudi capital Riyadh, in Sana'a, Yemen, 05 November 2017. According to reports, the Saudi-led coalition's warplanes waged a series of airstrikes on Houthi-held positions across war-affected Yemen after Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile a day earlier at Riyadh that was intercepted near the Saudi Arabian capital. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

Saudi Arabia launched military strikes against Yemen’s defense ministry in the capital city of Sana’a in the latest escalation in the conflict between the two Arab nations, witnesses told the French news agency AFP.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the attacks were air or missile strikes, but they came following reports that Iran had manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital a week ago.
Remnants of the missile bore “Iranian markings,” the top US Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday, backing the kingdom’s earlier allegations.
Saudi Arabia long has accused Iran of giving weapons to the Shiite rebels known as Houthis and their allies, though Tehran has just as long denied supplying them.
Saudi Arabia says it shot down the missile Nov. 4 near Riyadh’s international airport, the deepest yet to reach into the kingdom.

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