A spokesman for the Saudi-Emirati coalition forces announced at dawn today, Friday that the Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted ballistic missiles launched by the Houthis towards Saudi cities, which is a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law, as he put it.
Colonel Turki al-Maliki did not clarify the number of missiles fired or the cities that targeted them, and stressed that "these missiles were launched in a deliberate and systematic manner to target cities and civilians, which is a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law."
The spokesman accused the Houthis of using Sanaa "as a place to collect, install and launch ballistic missiles" on the territory of the Kingdom.
The war in Yemen has killed tens of thousands, most of them civilians, according to human rights organizations.
The United Nations believes that the humanitarian crisis caused by the Yemeni conflict is the worst in the world.