Saudi-led coalition intercepts Houthi missile in Yemen
Loyalist forces in Marib, Yemen. (AFP/File)
A ballistic missile fired early Tuesday towards the central Yemeni city of Marib has been intercepted, a Saudi-led military coalition battling Houthi insurgents in the country said.
The missile was “destroyed with no damage” after its launch at around 12:15 am, a statement from the Loyalist forces said.
“Coalition air forces immediately responded by destroying the missile launching pad,” it said.
Marib, controlled by forces loyal to Yemen’s recognized government, is east of the capital Sanaa, which remains in the hands of Houthis.
This was at least the third missile launch since UN-brokered peace talks began in Kuwait in April between the government of embattled President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the insurgency delegation.
Saudi Arabia has deployed Patriot missile batteries to counter tactical ballistic missiles which have been fired occasionally during the war.
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