Saudi Arabia intercepts missile shot from Yemen towards Najran

Saudi Arabia intercepts missile shot from Yemen towards Najran

According to the Times-whose report was based on details provided by both us officials and European diplomats-a team of around a dozen American "commandos are helping locate and destroy caches of ballistic missiles and launch sites that Houthi rebels in Yemen are using to attack Riyadh and other Saudi cities", as well as helping to train Saudi soldiers.

The New York Times reported USA troops have also been engaged in training the Saudi army to secure its border with Yemen in order to prevent further attacks against the country.

The US commandos, reported to number around 12, are also using surveillance aircraft to track the movement of Houthi missiles and launch sites.

A half-dozen officials - by Arab and European nations, the Trump government European and the U.S. military - said that the commandos are training ground troops to safeguard their boundary. The Saudi military said it intercepted the missile over the city's worldwide airport, a claim that was cast in doubt by an analysis of photos and videos of the strike.

Americans and their policymakers are clearly concerned that the Saudi campaign in Yemen is not going well. Iran denies the accusation.

Sanders wasn't alone among progressives in condemning the secret military activity in Saudi Arabia. But it is the first time the presence of U.S. special forces and aircraft has been reported.

"The Trump administration's purposeful blurring of lines between train and equip missions and combat, from Niger to Yemen, is unacceptable", Sen.

A half-dozen officials - from the US military, the Trump administration and European and Arab nations - said the USA commandos are training Saudi ground troops to secure their border.

Centcom Commander Gen. Joseph Votel, during the March debate, did say that he had authorization to "help the Saudis defend their border".

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The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen is made up of Arab countries that have ostracized Qatar, which they accuse of supporting terrorism and being too friendly to their rival Iran.

The firing of the rockets is aimed at threatening the security of the Kingdom, the region and the world, he stressed, while also deeming the attack a violation of International Humanitarian Law.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia claimed that it killed several Houthi figures in an airstrike on Friday evening.

The local military source, who asked to remain anonymous, said that the government forces air-covered by warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition heavily attacked the Houthi-controlled area of AlBarh in the western part of Taiz.

More than 5,500 Yemeni civilians have been and over 9,000 have been injured from the beginning of the war up until the end of 2017, according to United Nations figures. "The risk is high", he said.

The United Nations has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis as the country stands on the brink of starvation.

More than a million suspected cases of cholera have been reported in Yemen since 2016, and more than 2,000 deaths.

"We expect to see a surge of cases during the rainy season", said Anton Camacho, lead author of the study said.

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