SANAA, Yemen- Yemen's Houthi rebels, on Tuesday, fired a ballistic missile at the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait, in the south-west, but it was intercepted.

The missile was aimed at the Saudi Arabian oil giant, Aramco, in the region.

But the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported that, the Saudi air defence intercepted and destroyed the missile.

The missile was fired hours after UN Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, left the Yemeni rebel-held capital, Sanaa, following his four-day visit, to negotiate with the Houthis, over resuming peace talks with the exiled Yemeni government.

The attack also came, hours after the pro-government Yemeni troops, supported by the Saudi-led coalition, seized control of the airport, in the port city of Hodeidah and advanced towards the seaport.

Saudi Arabia has been leading an Arab coalition, in a war against the Iranian-allied Shiite Houthis, to support the Yemeni exiled government, since Mar, 2015.

Tuesday's missile attack was part of frequent attacks, against various areas in the kingdom, from the Houthis, with the majority of the missiles reportedly intercepted.


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