Yemen rebels launch missile attack against Saudi base

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SANAA, Yemen: In the first such attack of the 10-week-old conflict in Yemen, Shiite Muslim rebels said they had launched three Scud missiles toward a large Saudi air base early Saturday. The Saudis acknowledged the firing of one missile, which they said was shot down. The use of Scud missiles by the Houthi rebels — and U.S.-provided Patriot missiles to deflect them — marked a significant escalation of the conflict, in which more than 2,200 people in Yemen have been killed and about 1 million displaced, according to international estimates.

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