8 injured as Houthi-fired ballistic missiles hit Yemen’s Marib

Total of three missiles were fired which landed on the Al-Rawdah residential neighbourhood of the densely populated city of Marib.

Sanaa: At least eight people were injured after ballistic missiles fired by the Houthi militia struck Yemen’s oil-rich province of Marb, causing huge explosions, a military official said.

The official told Xinhua news agency that a total of three missiles were fired which landed on the Al-Rawdah residential neighbourhood of the densely populated city of Marib.

Preliminary information indicated that nearly eight people including women and children were injured, in addition to damaging a number of residential houses, according to the official.

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The local authorities in Marib reported earlier this week that the Houthi militia bombed the city with more than 300 ballistic and non-ballistic missiles during the past period, in addition to drones that targeted densely populated neighbourhoods.

The Iran-backed Houthi militia launched in February a major offensive on Marib in an attempt to seize control of the oil-rich province, the last northern stronghold of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government.

Yemen has been mired in civil war since September 2014 when the Houthi militia forced the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa.

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