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SANAA, Yemen, Yemeni Houthi rebels fired several long-range ballistic missiles towards four Saudi international airports, on Sunday, midnight.

One ballistic missile was fired towards King Khaled International Airport, north of the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The second missile targeted Abha International Airport, in the Saudi south-western province of Asir.

It added that, the third missile was fired towards the International Airport of the southern Saudi province of Jizan, while the fourth missile targeted the regional airport of the Saudi south-eastern province of Najran.

"The move came in response to an order from the leader of the revolution, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi," the Houthi group said, in a statement.

"The missile attacks were also in revenge against Saudi-led coalition, for using all weapons in their war against the Yemeni people," they added.

The missile attacks came, shortly after Houthi leader, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, gave a televised speech through the group-controlled channels, to commemorate the third anniversary of the war that pitted his rebel group against the Yemeni internationally recognised government, backed by the Saudi-led coalition forces.

In his speech, al-Houthi vowed to step up ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia. He also called his supporters to rally on Monday (today), in the capital Sanaa, which is under his group's control since the late 2014, to show strong support against what he said the "enemy."

The Sunday midnight attacks were the latest in a series of attacks, claimed by the Yemeni Houthi group, against the Saudi airports.


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