DUBAI (Sputnik) — A family of 10 people was killed in an explosion of a missile launched by Houthi rebels in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, local media reported on Monday, citing government sources.
The Houthis launched a missile from a city park, which landed nearby, according to the Sky News Arabia news channel.
The conflict escalated in late November, when clashes in Sanaa between the army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh broke out. Later, shortly after reaffirming the end of his alliance with the Houthis, Saleh was killed by the rebels.
Recently, the Houthis have threatened Riyadh that they would carry out missile strikes on Saudi military and oil infrastructure after launching a rocket which was intercepted by Saudi Arabia's air defenses. Such hostile move triggered a response from Riyadh, and in less than a week a coalition's airstrike, targeting military reinforcements in Al Jarahi and Hays, killed over 50 militants and destroyed the missile and its launch pad.