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The Financial Express

Houthi missile attack kills five in Yemen

Published: May 22, 2018 10:43:40 | Updated: May 22, 2018 17:12:04


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Five people have been killed and 22 wounded by a Houthi missile fired at the Yemeni city of Marib, which falls under control of the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the SABA news agency reported on Tuesday.

“Iran-backed Houthi launched a Katyusha missile targeting a crowded popular market in the city centre of Marib, killing 5 people and wounding 22,” SABA said.

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, says a Reuters report.

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

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