Yemen's Houthi fire missile at Saudi Arabia's Riyadh

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A ballistic missile launched from Yemen was intercepted northeast of Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh, according to local media.

The reports come a few hours after Lebanon's prime minister Saad Hariri spectacularly announced his resignation in a fiery speech televised from the Saudi capital, where he tore into what he called Iran's attempts to wrest complete control of Lebanon. The missile was allegedly aimed at the King Khalid International Airport.

A long-range ballistic missile was sacked at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, the Houthi TV channel Al-Masirah reported.

A spokesman for the rebels told Al Jazeera they launched a Burkan 2-H missile towards Riyadh late on Saturday.

MISSILES have been fired at a major Middle Eastern airport used by thousands of Brits every year, it has been reported. Earlier reports said there was an explosion at the airport. Yemen is 500 or 600 miles south of Riyadh. Houthi rebels are opposed to the troops of President Abd-rabbu Mansour Hadi, supported by the forces of the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia. For the Houthi rebels to have fired a missile that far and that accurately, is a bit of a game changer.

The Saudi-led alliance said the strikes unleashed on Wednesday had hit a "legitimate military target" of rebels in the area.

Airstrikes later in the day targeted Yemen's capital Sanaa, causing homes to shake and breaking windows.

Some, including the authors of a United Nations report, have accused the Saudis of causing devastation and the deaths of thousands, as a result of their involvement in the war.

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