Houthis launch missile targeting Yemeni city of Marib, lands among civilian area

A still image taken from a video distributed by Yemen's pro-Houthi Al Masirah television station on November 5, 2017, shows what it says was the launch by Houthi forces of a ballistic missile aimed at Riyadh's King Khaled Airport. (Reuters)

The Houthi militias launched a missile targeting the Yemeni city of Marib on Wednesday night, landing within a civilian area, according to the Arab Coalition’s spokesperson.

Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the spokesman for the Arab Coalition, said the Iran-backed Houthis launched a ballistic missile from within Yemeni territory that then fell among civilians and infrastructure within Marib.

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“The Houthi militia continues to violate international humanitarian law by launching ballistic missiles and indiscriminately targeting civilians, as well as gatherings, which threaten the lives of hundreds of civilians,” Col. al-Maliki said in a statement.

“This launch is a deliberate escalation against innocent civilians that comes in the context of the Houthi terrorist’s approach to targeting civilians and civilian objects inside Yemen and its neighbors,” he added.

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Last Update: Thursday, 09 July 2020 KSA 02:17 - GMT 23:17
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