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SANAA, Yemen's Houthi movement has claimed firing a long-range ballistic missile on Saudi King Salman air base in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, according to a statement released by Yemeni state Saba news agency.

The statement, cited a Houthi military official, said the missile attack hit the target accurately.

It said the attack came in retaliation for Saudi continuing aggression criminal war against the Yemeni people since two years ago.

This is the second time Houthis claiming responsibility for firing ballistic missile on military target inside the Saudi capital of Riyadh in nearly a month, which is about 1,065 km north of Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa.

Houthis have been repeatedly firing ballistic missiles deep inside Saudi southern border cities since Saudi Arabia intervened militarily against Houthis in support of Yemeni exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

In March 2015, Saudi Arabia led a mostly Arab military coalition to fight the dominant Houthi rebels, who seized most of northern Yemen including the capital Sanaa.

The coalition announced its goal to restore power to the expelled but internationally recognized government of President Hadi.

Houthis ousted Hadi and seized control of northern Yemen in September 2014.

The ground war and coalition airstrikes have killed more than 10,000 people, half of them civilians, and displaced over two millions, according to humanitarian agencies.


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