Saudi Patriot air defense

The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen says Saudi air defense units have intercepted a rocket fired from inside Yemen in the southwest border city of Jazan.

A statement by the coalition said the rocket, which was fired early Monday, did not cause injuries or material damage and that the Saudi Air Force reacted immediately and destroyed the launching pad inside Yemen.

The Yemen conflict pits the internationally recognized government backed by a Saudi-led, U.S.-supported coalition against the rebels, known as Houthis, who are allied with a former president. Local affiliates of al-Qaida and the Islamic State group have exploited the chaos to grab land and exercise influence.

Cross-border shelling has killed Saudi border guards and soldiers amid the campaign.

Also on Monday, Human Rights Watch reported that the Saudi-led coalition’s airstrikes in residential areas in the capital Sanaa killed 60 civilians in September and October.