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Breaking: Saudi Arabia Intercepts Missile Northeast Of Riyadh

Riyadh: on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile northeast of the capital Riyadh, state media reported.

“The missile was of limited size (and) no injuries or damage” were reported, state news channel Al Ekhbariya said.

 The misssile was reportedly launched from .

Earlier on Saturday, a Saudi-led military coalition said that an air strike that hit a market in Yemen’s northern Saadah province was a legitimate military target, the Saudi news agency reported.

On Wednesday, medics and a Reuters witness said an air strike carried out by the coalition killed 26 people at a hotel and an adjoining market.

The attack, which struck the Sahar district of the vast territory that borders Saudi Arabia, demolished the hotel and reduced market stalls outside to a heap of twisted sheet metal.

The coalition statement reviewed the incident and quoted its spokesman as saying the target was the gathering point for some armed Houthi militants.

The military alliance led by Saudi Arabia has launched thousands of air strikes against Yemen’s armed Houthi movement, which hails from Saadah and now controls much of the country.

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