Iran-backed Yemen rebels target Saudi desalination plant: coalition

The projectile struck near the plant in the Al-Shuqaiq area of Jizan late Wednesday.
Thursday 20/06/2019
In this April 28, 2018, file, photo, Houthi Shiite mourners chant slogans as they attend the funeral of Saleh al-Samad, a senior Houthi official who was killed by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on April 19, in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP)
In this April 28, 2018, file, photo, Houthi Shiite mourners chant slogans as they attend the funeral of Saleh al-Samad, a senior Houthi official who was killed by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on April 19, in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP)

A strike by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi rebels targeted a desalination plant in the southwestern Saudi province of Jizan, a Riyadh-led military coalition fighting the rebels said Thursday.

The projectile struck near the plant in the Al-Shuqaiq area of Jizan late Wednesday, coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki was quoted as saying by the official Saudi Press Agency.

It reported no casualties or damage.

(AFP)