The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Launch of a ballistic missile by the terrorist Iran-backed Houthi militia toward civlians and civilian objects in (Ma’rib)

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Riyadh, April 17, 2020, SPA -- Statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen COL Turki Al-Malki
“At (2252) Friday 17 April 2020, the terrorist Iran-backed Houthi militia deliberately launched a ballistic missile to target civilians and civilian objects in (Ma’rib) city
The Houthi militia’s escalation of hostilities using ballistic missiles to deliberately target civilians and civilian objects underscores the militia’s denial of all efforts and initiatives of ceasefire and deescalation, the last of which was the initiative by the Joint Forces Command of a ceasefire for two weeks
The Joint Forces Command is continuing to exercise utmost restraint in its Rules of Engagement, while maintaining the legitimate right to respond proportionately in self-defense ,and undertaking all necessary measures to protect civilians in Yemen from the wrath of this terrorist militia
The Coalition will continue its commitment of ceasefire, and support to the efforts and endeavors of the Special Envoy for Yemen to reach a comprehensive political solution.”
--SPA
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