Ye­men

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YE­MEN’S Houthi mili­tia launched a bal­lis­tic mis­sile to­ward Mecca, the Saudiled coali­tion in­ter­ven­ing in Ye­men’s civil war on be­half of the gov­ern­ment said in a state­ment.

Coali­tion forces de­stroyed the mis­sile 65km from the holy city be­fore it could do any dam­age and re­tal­i­ated against the launch site in­side Ye­men on Thurs­day, said the state­ment, car­ried on the state news agency SPA. Mecca is home to the most sa­cred sites in Is­lam, in­clud­ing the Grand Mosque.

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