Arab Coalition: 2 Houthi ballistic missiles crash in Imran, Saada‏

Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen on Tuesday fired two ballistic missiles using civilian objects as launching sites which fell in the governorates of Imran and Saada in northern Yemen, the Arab Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said in a statement carried by UAE news agency WAM.


The ballistic missiles were launched from a civilian facility in the governorate of Sanaa. One fell in Imran after traveling a distance of 112 km, and the second one fell in Saada after covering a distance of 148 km, the statement said.


“Houthi militias continue to violate international humanitarian law by launching ballistic missiles that fall indiscriminately on civilians and densely populated civilian areas, threatening the lives of hundreds of civilians,” Al-Maliki said.


Al-Maliki added that the launch of missiles and other hostilities represent the militia’s continued violation of the cease-fire and de-escalation initiatives that the Coalition announced on April 9. The militia has violated the truce over 2,400 times using light and heavy weapons as well as ballistic missiles.


“The Arab Coalition continues to take strict and deterrent measures to neutralize and destroy these ballistic capabilities to safeguard civilians in Yemen, and to protect regional and international security,” Al-Maliki said