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Forces loyal to the Yemeni president are deployed in the coastal district of Dhubab on January 7, 2017 (AFP Photo/SALEH AL-OBEIDI)

The Saudi-led Arab coalition said on Thursday that it was investigating media reports about an air raid near the Yemeni capital Sana’a.

“We are aware of media reports that Houthi rebels are claiming that Yemeni civilians were killed in an air raid overnight near Sana’a,” the Coalition Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen said in a statement.

“There has been fighting between Yemeni armed forces and rebels in this area in recent days,” it said.

“We are investigating the reports and will release further information when we have it,” the statement added.

The Houthis have carried out rocket strikes on Saudi Arabia and engaged in firefights along the border since the start of the coalition campaign in support of Yemen’s legitimacy.

Saudi Arabia said Thursday that it had intercepted another missile fired by the insurgents at its territory.

The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported the missile had been headed for the city of Khamis Mushait, about 100 kilometers from the Yemeni border.