Rockets fired towards Makkah intercepted

Rockets fired towards Makkah intercepted
A growing number of pilgrims to the cities of Makkah and Medinah will have a positive effect on the city of Jeddah.
Published: 21 May 2019 - 5:15 a.m.
By: Derek Issacs

Two rockets fired towards the religious tourist city of Makkah were intercepted over the cities of Taif and Jeddah by the Saudi military, the news outlet Asharq Al-Awsat reported.

The Saudi press have reported that the “Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen” were behind the attack.

Saudi Arabia has recently strengthened its tourism drive through cultural initiatives, including religious tourism.

Hotelier Middle East recently reported how the growing number of pilgrims to the cities of Makkah and Medinah will have a positive effect on the city of Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia, which is considered as the gateway to the holy cities.


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