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Arab Coalition thwarts Houthi ballistic missile attack in Marib

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The Arab Coalition on Thursday thwarted a ballistic missile attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militia, which targeted civilians in Yemen’s Marib.

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“The Houthi militia offensive in Marib endangers the lives of millions of civilians,” the Arab Coalition said in a statement by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The Coalition also said a launch pad used for launching missiles was also destroyed, according to SPA.

On Tuesday, one civilian was killed and six others were wounded after a ballistic missile launched by the Houthi militia fell in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Marib, Al Arabiya reported citing local sources.

The Houthis’ continued attacks on neighborhoods in Marib as well as its military escalation in the area puts millions of children and displaced families at risk, Yemeni Minister of Information Muammar al-Iryani said.

Clashes between the forces belonging to Yemen’s internationally-recognized government and the Iran-backed Houthis have intensified in Marib this month.

Marib is the last major northern stronghold for pro-government forces and is home to one of Yemen’s largest oil infrastructures.

Al Arabiya English's Tamara Abueish contributed to this report.

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