Saudis intercept a “ballistic missile” fired against Mecca

The Saudi Press Agency reported Friday that the Arab Coalition command late Thursday intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi insurgents against the holy city of Mecca. It was shot down over the Al-Waslya area of Taif province some 69km away from Mecca, causing no damage or casualties. The statement described the attack as “a desperate attempt to disrupt the Haj season.”

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