YEMEN’S HOUTHI REBELS FIRE BALLISTIC MISSILES AT SAUDI MILITARY AIRPORT

SANAA, Yemen- Yemen's Houthi rebels fired a salvo of ballistic missiles towards a military airport in southern Saudi border region of Najran, on Wednesday, the Shiite rebels said, in a statement.

"The Badr-1-P ballistic missiles targeted the Saudi airport and the pilots' residency in Bir Askar area, on Wednesday night," according to the statement.

The statement said, the missiles hit the target accurately.

There was no comment yet from Saudi Arabia.

The attack was the first, since the rebels announced halt of ballistic missile attack against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, on Nov 18, as a "show of good faith" to support ongoing peace efforts by the United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths.

The fresh military escalation came, hours after the rebel al-Masirah TV channel was blocked by Egyptian satellite provider Nilesat company, in which the rebels blamed Saudi Arabia, the United States and France, of being behind the pressures on Nilesat, to remove the channel from the satellite stream.

Griffiths left Sanaa on Saturday, after a visit, during which the rebels pledged to attend the upcoming peace talks to be held in Sweden.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK