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Five dead, 30 hurt in missile strike on Yemen's Marib, says state media

A picture shows the exterior of a mosque in Yemen's northern strategic city of Marib, on November 1, 2021, following a Houthi rebel missile strike during which at least 22 people were killed [STR/AFP via Getty Images]
A picture shows the exterior of a mosque in Yemen's northern strategic city of Marib, on November 1, 2021, following a Houthi rebel missile strike during which at least 22 people were killed [STR/AFP via Getty Images]

At least five people were killed and 34 injured in what Yemeni-government media said was a Houthi missile strike on Marib city on Wednesday night, state news agency SABA said on Friday and reported by Reuters.

A resident and a medical source said a missile, on Wednesday, had fallen next to a military building in the Al-Matar area.

Marib city is the Yemeni government's last northern stronghold. It sits in an energy-producing region which has been the focus of fighting over the past year, during which Iran-aligned Houthi forces advanced towards the city.

The fighting for Marib has dashed UN-led ceasefire efforts, as both sides ramped up military operations.

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Aid agency, Save the Children, late on Thursday said 28 civilians had been killed or injured and that international law must be respected in Yemen's seven-year conflict.

"Civilians must be spared the horrors of ongoing fighting," it said in a Twitter post.

In the past few weeks the Houthis have launched a number of missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, which leads a coalition backing the government's fight against the Houthis, and two unprecedented attacks on the United Arab Emirates, a coalition member.

The Saudi-led coalition has, in recent weeks, stepped up air strikes on Houthi areas in Yemen, including on a detention centre that killed around 90 people.

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