Saudi Arabia says Yemen rebels fire missile toward Mecca

\ Dubai, Oct 28 (AP) Saudi Arabia says rebels in Yemen have\fired a ballistic missile toward the holy Muslim city of\Mecca, their deepest strike yet into the kingdom.\ The Saudi military said today the missile was \\"intercepted\and destroyed\\" 65 kilometers from Mecca, which is home to the\cube-shaped Kaaba that the world\\’s Muslims pray toward five\times a day.\ Saudi Arabia said the missile caused no damage and that it\immediately targeted where it was launched in airstrikes.\ A Saudi-led Arab coalition has been battling Shiite rebels\in Yemen since March 2015. The rebels, known as Houthis, and\their allies are known to have a stockpile of Soviet-era Scud\missiles and locally designed variants.\ Houthi media said it fired a missile last night targeting\the nearby Jiddah airport. (AP)\CPS\


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