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A Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Houthi says it has intercepted a missile fired from the neighbouring country towards the kingdom's capital, Riyadh.

Houthi said on Tuesday they launched a ballistic missile targeting al-Yamama royal palace to mark 1,000 days since the coalition started its bombing campaign in Yemen.

"This is our answer to them and to the whole world," Abdulmalik al-Houthi, the leader, said in a televised address.

"The more crimes you perpetrate, the more tyrannical you are, you will meet nothing but more missiles."

The Saudi-led coalition said that the missile was directed at residential areas, and that there were no casualties, according to SPA, the Saudi state-run news agency.

"Coalition forces confirm intercepting an Iranian-Houthi missile targeting south of Riyadh. There are no reported casualties at this time," the Saudi Center for International Communication said in a Twitter post.

However, Mohammed al-Bukhaiti, a spokesman for the Houthis, told Al Jazeera that there were "several casualties" in the attack.

Saudi Arabia and its allies have been at war in Yemen since March 2015, when the oil-rich kingdom intervened to push back the Houthis - who control the Yemeni capital, Sanaa - and reinstate the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Wednesday marks 1,000 days since the coalition's intervention.


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