Saudi Arabia shoots down Scud missile fired from Yemen

FILE – In this April 16, 2015, file photo, Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, chant slogans during a demonstration against an arms embargo imposed by the U.N. Security Council on Houthi leaders, in Sanaa, Yemen. Saudi Arabia shot down a Scud missile early Saturday, June 6, 2015, fired into the Sunni kingdom by Yemen’s Shiite rebels and their allies, the country’s official news agency reported, marking what could be a major escalation in the monthslong war. A Patriot missile battery shot down the Scud around 2:45 a.m. Saturday around the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. The agency blamed Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, and their allies in forces loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

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Shiite rebels take power in Yemen, fan fears of civil war

Yemeni people hold a rally to protest against Shiite rebels' announcement of taking over the country in Taiz, Yemen, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 (photo credit: AP/Anees Mahyoub)

Yemeni people hold a rally to protest against Shiite rebels’ announcement of taking over the country in Taiz, Yemen, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 (photo credit: AP/Anees Mahyoub)

Houthis finalize control, dissolve parliament; concerns rise that unrest will strengthen local al-Qaeda

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Yemen TV building on fire as clashes continue in capital

Smoke rises from the headquarters of the Yemeni state television building, which is under attack from Shi'ite Houthi militants, in Sanaa September 20, 2014. REUTERS-Khaled Abdullah

Smoke rises from the headquarters of the Yemeni state television building, which is under attack from Shi’ite Houthi militants, in Sanaa September 20, 2014. REUTERS-Khaled Abdullah

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