Saudi shoots down missile from Yemen: coalition

The Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen said Monday it shot down a missile fired by the insurgents towards an airbase in southern Saudi Arabia.
The missile was the latest aimed at the kingdom since the coalition began air raids to support Yemen’s internationally-backed government in March last year.
Khamis Mushait air base, in Saudi Arabia’s southwest, has been at the forefront of the coalition bombing campaign against Huthi rebels and their allies.
Saudi Arabia has deployed Patriot missile batteries to counter tactical ballistic missiles fired occasionally from Yemen during the war.
Fighting in Yemen has intensified since the collapse of UN-backed peace talks in Kuwait on August 6.