May 22, 2018 / 12:23 AM / 7 months ago

Five killed, 22 wounded by Houthi missile in Yemen's city of Marib

People stand by a crater caused by a Katyusha missile fired by the Houthis in the city of Marib, Yemen May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ali Owidha

RIYADH (Reuters) - Five people were killed and 22 wounded by a Houthi missile fired at the Yemeni city of Marib, which falls under control of the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the SABA news agency reported on Tuesday.

“Iran-backed Houthi launched a Katyusha missile targeting a crowded popular market in the city center of Marib, killing 5 people and wounding 22,” SABA said.

Backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, Hadi’s government has been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement since 2015 in a war that has driven the country to the verge of famine.

The United Nations says 10,000 people have died in the three-year-old war, and three out of four Yemenis - 22 million civilians - need relief aid.

Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari and Mohamed el Sherif; Writing by Marwa Rashad; Editing by Sandra Maler and Leslie Adler

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