On October 13, two missile attacks, allegedly carried out by the Houthis (Ansar Allah), targeted areas held by Saudi-backed forces in the central Yemeni province of Ma’rib.
In the morning, three ballistic missiles targeted the outskirts of al-Jubah district center to the south of Ma’rib city. One of the missiles hit a gas station, destroying a number of vehicles and wounding several people.
The missile attack took place as sources affiliated with the Houthis were reporting that the group has captured al-Jubah district center.
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A few hours after the attack on al-Jubah, a ballistic missile targeted the al-Abdiyah District, also located south of Ma’rib city. The missile allegedly hit a hospital. Nevertheless, no casualties were reported.
Al-Abdiyah is besieged by the Houthis. After the missile attack, the Saudi-led coalition announced that its warplanes carried out 118 airstrikes on Houthi fighters attempting to advance in the district in the last four days. 400 fighters were killed and 10 vehicles were destroyed, according to the coalition’s claims.
The rocket attacks on al-Jubah and al-Abdiyah were most likely carried out by the Houthis, which have been leading an offensive to capture Ma’rib city and nearby oil fields for well over seven months now.
Recently, Houthi fighters reached the outskirts of Ma’rib city after conducting a successful large-scale operation dubbed Dawn of Victory.