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Yemen Huthis say missile fired in Saudi Arabia Najran region



DUBAI (Reuters) – Yemeni Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile in Saudi Arabia's Najran region near the border between the two countries, Houthi-controlled Masirah said Wednesday.

The Badr-1 rocket was aimed at "a new military camp," it said, without indicating when the rocket was launched.

The Saudi military said on Tuesday that its air defense would fire a rocket fired at the southern city of Najran, but there were no casualties.

Saudi Arabia leads a Western-backed coalition of Sunni Muslim Arab states seeking to re-establish the internationally recognized government of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who was expelled from Houthis in 2015 by the capital, Sana'a.

Huthis control most of the west of Yemen, including its Red Sea coast.

U.N. Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…80&Itemid=58 In a report on Tuesday, human rights experts wrote that both the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the Houthi militia had been in existence for more than three years. Englisch: www.mjfriendship.de/en/index.php?op…01

&Itemid=37 ongoing conflict could war crimes.

The panel of experts said the coalition's airstrikes in Yemen had caused severe civilian casualties, raising concerns over the target process.

The panel accused Houthi fighters of restricting access to humanitarian aid and assigning child soldiers. The Houthis regularly fire rockets at southern Saudi Arabia and occasionally seek higher-value destinations, such as the capital Riyadh or facilities of the state oil company Aramco.

The United Nations started talks in Geneva on September 6, the first efforts to negotiate the war in more than two years.

coverage by Maher Chmaytelli and Katie Paul; Edited by Angus MacSwan

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