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Houthi Ballistic Missile Lands in Marib Residential Neighborhood

Houthi Ballistic Missile Lands in Marib Residential Neighborhood

Thursday, 9 July, 2020 - 08:15
Debris of a Houthi ballistic missile. Asharq Al-Awsat file photo

The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen has said that a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias landed in Yemen’s Marib province.

In a statement issued late Wednesday, Coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki said that the missile fired by the Iran-backed insurgents fell in a residential neighborhood of Marib city.

He accused the Houthis of ongoing violations of international humanitarian law by randomly launching missiles and threatening the lives of hundreds of civilians.

Wednesday’s attack was a “deliberate escalation against innocent civilians as part of the Houthi approach to target civilians in Yemen and its neighboring countries,” he said.

The Coalition Command continues to take decisive measures to destroy Houthi missile capabilities to protect civilians, and regional and international security, Malki added.

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