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Saudis Shoot Down Scud Missile Fired by Rebels in Yemen

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Saudi Arabia shot down a Scud missile fired into its territory by rebels in neighboring Yemen, marking an escalation in the two-month conflict as the weapons were used for the first time.

The warhead was bound for the southwestern town of Khamis Mushait when it was intercepted with a Patriot missile, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported, citing a statement by coalition forces. The launcher was located in the Yemeni city of Saada and destroyed by an airstrike, it said.