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Saudi-led Coalition Intercepts Three Missiles Over Ma’rib (Photos)


On November 17, the Saudi-led coalition air defense systems tracked and intercepted three “ballistic missiles,” which had been launched by the Houthis, over the central Yemeni province of Ma’rib, according to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV.

Local sources confirmed al-Arabia’s claims and published photos of the “missiles’” remains. The photos revealed that the attack was carried out with the Badir-1 artillery rocket or its guided copy, the Badir-1P. Both rockets are based on the Iranian Fajr-5.

The Yemeni Missile Force [loyal to the Houthis] did not release any statement regarding the incident or the Saudi-led coalition’s claims, likely because the attack failed.

However, Pro-Houthi sources confirmed that several rockets were launched at two camps of the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies in Ma’rib. According to the sources, the rockets targeted more than 40 military vehicles, which had arrived in the camps earlier.

A day earlier, the Houthis attempted to attack a camp of the Saudi-led coalition in Ma’rib with Qasef-1 armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). However, the coalition shot down the UAV before it reached its target.

Both attacks were a clear attempt by the Houthis to distract attention of the Saudi-led coalition, which is preparing to resume its offensive on the strategic city of al-Hudaydah on the western Yemeni coast.



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