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15 Jul 2020 | 01:57 PM UTC

Yemen: Ballistic missile strike hits Marib July 15

Yemen News Alert

Houthi ballistic missile strike hits residential area in Marib on July 15; further missile attacks likely in the medium term

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/15/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/17/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Aden). COUNTRY/REGION Ma’rib (Ma’rib province)

Event

A spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition announced that a ballistic missile launched by Houthi rebels had struck a residential area of Marib on Tuesday, July 14. The coalition claimed that the missile landed among civilians; however, it is unclear if any injuries or fatalities resulted from the incident.

Further Houthi missile, rocket, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) strikes targeting major urban centers in western and central Yemen are likely in the medium term.

Context

Yemen is engaged in a complex and multifaceted conflict, ongoing since Houthi rebels entered a civil war with the Yemeni government, which is supported by a Saudi-led coalition in 2015. Houthi rebels have launched hundreds of missile, rocket, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks targeting coalition forces and civilian population centers in the west and center of the country, particularly around Marib, throughout the conflict. Although many of these have been intercepted by coalition air defenses, hundreds of civilians have been killed in Houthi missile strikes.

Advice

Due to poor security conditions, many Western governments strongly advise their citizens against all travel to Yemen. Travel to the country should only be considered with proper security protocols in place. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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