Five killed, 20 wounded by Houthi missile in Yemen’s city of Marib

22 May, 2018 8:49 am

RIYADH (Reuters) – At least five people were killed and 20 wounded by a Houthi missile fired at the Yemeni city of Marib, security and medical sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Saudi-owned broadcaster Al Arabiya reported earlier that a Houthi Katyusha missile targeted a residential neighbourhood in city centre of Marib, which falls under control of the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, Hadi’s government has been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement since 2015 in a war that has driven the country to the verge of famine.


The United Nations says 10,000 people have died in the three-year-old war, and three out of four Yemenis and 22 million civilians  need relief aid.




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