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Yemen Rebels Say They Fired Missile at Saudi Military Camp

Yemen Rebels Say They Fired Missile at Saudi Military Camp

"This hostile act by the Iran-backed Huthis proves the Iranian regime remains implicated in supporting the armed Huthis", Saudi Arabia's state news agency SPA quoted a coalition statement as saying.

Yemen's Houthi rebel group has reportedly announced that its fighters had launched a "ballistic missile" at a military installation inside next-door Saudi Arabia.

In December, Saudi Arabia said it had intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis towards the royal palace in the capital Riyadh.

Maliki said Friday's attack "deliberately targeted densely populated civilian areas" and had caused minor damage to the property of a Saudi citizen.

The rebel announcement, carried by the rebel-run Al-Masirah TV, said it had conducted a "successful" firing of a short-range ballistic missile and that it hit its target in Saudi Arabia with "high accuracy".

Yemen's internationally-backed government, allied with the Saudi-led Arab military coalition, has for about three years been battling Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels over control of the country.

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In December, the United States said it had "undeniable" evidence that Tehran was violating worldwide law.

Earlier in November, Yemen's Houthi rebels launched a missile targetting King Khalid International Airport.

Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia has repeatedly accused its regional rival Iran of arming the Shiite Huthis, but Tehran denies the allegations.

The coalition also imposed air and sea blockade to prevent weapons from reaching Houthis, who had invaded the capital Sanaa militarily and seized most of the northern Yemeni provinces.

More than 8,750 people have been killed since the coalition's intervention in Yemen, according to the World Health Organization.