Saudi Acknowledges Warplane Crash in Yemen

Saudi Acknowledges Warplane Crash in Yemen

Saudi Acknowledges Warplane Crash in Yemen

Pro-Saudi forces continue to try to advance north this weekend toward the port city of Hodeidah, the last port under the control of the Shi'ite Houthis, and the last source of food, medicine, and other aid for the 15 million people in northern Yemen.

Yemen's defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the Saudi-led coalition for almost three years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.

The official said Brig.

The Houthi rebels later said they fired another missile targeting Saudi-backed forces along Yemen's western coast.

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The kingdom denounced the threat of "Iranian-manufactured ballistic weapons" after it intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen over Riyadh in December.

Yemen has been since March 2015 under a brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition, in a bid to restore power to fugitive former president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley showed off missile parts to cameras at a military base near Washington, saying the projectile was supplied by Iran and launched by Yemen's Houthis at the airport in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia, which has been targeted by multiple rocket attacks in recent weeks, has blamed its regional rival Iran for arming the Shiite Huthis in the Yemen War.

The war still raging in Yemen is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the United Nations, with at least 10,000 people killed and widespread hunger and disease.

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