Saudi Arabia Shoots Down Scud Missile Fired From Yemen

Saudi Arabia said it shot down a Scud missile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies early Saturday at a Saudi city that is home to a large air base. That marks a major escalation in the months-long war. According to the official Saudi Press Agency, two missiles launched from a Patriot missile battery shot down the Scud before dawn around the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait. The attack suggests that despite more than two months of airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition, Yemen's Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, still have the military firepower to threaten cities inside Saudi Arabia.