RIYAD: Saudi forces have destroyed a ballistic missile launched by the Houthi militia and targeting Khamis Mushait, near Abha in the southwest of the Kingdom, the Arab coalition announced on Monday.
The Arab coalition said renewed attempts by the militia to target civilians would meet with a strong response.
“We will take firm steps to neutralize threats in accordance with international humanitarian law,” said a statement on Al Ekhbariya TV.
This follows the destruction by the coalition of three ballistic missiles targeting the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 7.
The Houthis’ actions against civilians have been repeatedly condemned by Kingdom leaders, who claim the attacks amount to war crimes.
The coalition has stepped up operations targeting Houthi military targets after an increase in cross-border attacks in recent days against Saudi Arabia.
Coalition airstrikes on Sunday killed more than 200 Houthi militants following multiple attacks on Yemen’s Marib governorate.
The Arab coalition also said it had conducted three operations near the west coast to support forces protecting civilians. The strikes destroyed two militant vehicles and killed 15 militants.
The militia, which seized the Yemeni capital in 2014, is fighting the internationally recognized government, which is backed by the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia.