Thousands attend funeral after Houthi chief killed in Yemen

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Saudi air defense has intercepted majority. It said over 38 Houthi fighters including the two leaders were killed.

Eyewitnesses in Sanaa reported Saudi-led air raids on Saturday near the downtown rally for the burial of Saleh al-Samad, the president of the political body that runs Houthi-controlled northern Yemen.

Turki Al-Maliki announced that at 12:46 minutes of the noon of this day, the Coalition air defence forces monitored the launch of a ballistic missile by Iran-backed Houthi militias from inside Yemeni territories (North of Imran) towards the territories of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The missile, the latest in a series of similar attacks, was heading towards the kingdom's southern coastal city of Jizan, state-run Al-Ekhbariya television said.

The Saudi state-run news agency SPA reported that its air defense forces intercepted four of the missiles and no casualties or damages have occurred.

Houthi supporters gather near the site of burial of Saleh al-Samad.

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The rebels, generally known as Houthis, have beforehand fired missiles focusing on the Saudi mainland, together with the capital, Riyadh.

A Saudi-led military coalition is trying to restore Yemen's internationally recognised government that was forced into exile after the Houthis took over large parts of the country in 2014 and seized the capital Sanaa.

Yemenis inspect the site where an alleged Saudi-led airstrike hit houses at a neighborhood in Sanaa, Yemen.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia claimed that it killed several Houthi figures in an airstrike on Friday evening.

Yemen's three-year stalemated war has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced 3 million and helped spawn a devastating cholera epidemic in the Arab world's poorest country.

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