Houthis missiles target Saudi capital

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"An Iranian ballistic missile launched from Sadaa towards Riyadh was successfully intercepted by Saudi Air Defence earlier today", Colonel Turki al-Malki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Huthis, said.

Khartoum has deployed hundreds of soldiers in Yemen since 2015 as part of the alliance battling on the side of the country's government against Iran-backed Houthi militias. The statement came after Yemen's Houthi movement said it launched a drone strike on a facility belonging to the Saudi state energy company. At least one Saudi media outlet reported a drone crash at the airport had injured two airport workers. More than 10,000 Yemenis have died in the conflict and millions in the impoverished country have been pushed to the brink of starvation.

The next day military sources said that among the killed Sudanese forces were two second battalion commanders, including Lt. Col. Ibrahim of El Hazem Brigade, and a financial affairs officer of the Sudanese Military Intelligence in Yemen named Tawfig Bashir Ahmed.

Aramco in a statement Wednesday said, "Saudi Aramco operations and facilities, including our facilities in Jizan, are operating normally and safely".

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A military source told our war correspondent in Yemen that the air strike was conducted with a drone plane of Qasef 1 type.

Houthis claimed the attack on Twitter, saying the intended target of the attack was the Saudi defense ministry in Riyadh.

Saudi positions in Jizan were also targeted with a short-range Badr-1 missile on Wednesday.

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