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Coalition destroys Houthi ballistic missile launch pad in Yemen

A Houthi missile launch site in Al-Jouf, Yemen, is flattened during a Coalition air strike on January 22, 2022. (Screen grab from UAE Defense Ministry video/file)
A Houthi missile launch site in Al-Jouf, Yemen, is flattened during a Coalition air strike on January 22, 2022. (Screen grab from UAE Defense Ministry video/file)
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07 Feb 2022 02:02:14 GMT9
07 Feb 2022 02:02:14 GMT9

RIYADH: A Houthi launch pad for ballistic missiles has been destroyed in Yemen’s Al-Jouf province, the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen said on Monday.

Coalition forces launched the strike in response to the continuing threat posed by the Houthi militia, the alliance said in a statement carried by Al-Ekhbariya TV and the Saudi Press Agency.

The Iran-backed militia had been raining missiles, rockets and weaponized drones on mostly civilian targets in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, since 2015 when the Coalition was organized to restore Yemen’s UN-recognized government that was ousted by the Houthis.

Several attempts by the United Nations to broker an end to hostilities have all been rejected by the Houthi leadership.

Aafter repeatedly suffering battlefield defeats in the hands of government forces in Marib and adjacent governorates in central Yemen, the notorious militia stepped up its drone and missile attack, whcih had been met with fierce retaliatory strikes by Coalition forces.

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