Published: Sun, January 19, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Sixty killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen’s Marib

Sixty killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen’s Marib

Iran-aligned Houthis attacked a military training camp in the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday, killing 40 military personnel and wounding dozens, Saudi state television said.

- Saudi Arabia brokered on November 5 a power sharing agreement between Yemen's internationally recognised government and southern separatists of the STC, in a bid to end infighting that had distracted the Riyadh-led coalition from its battle against the Iran-backed Huthi rebels.

Body parts can be seen on the floor, among shredded debris, and with blood pooled on the carpet and spattered against the walls.

Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since 2014 when Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including the capital Sanaa.

Another military source informed that fighting in Nihm is ongoing on Sunday.

Elsewhere in the Qa'atabah district of Yemen's southwestern province of Dhale, several Saudi-paid militiamen were killed or injured when bomb attacks struck their positions.

Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi condemned the "cowardly and terrorist" attack, according to the official Saba news agency.

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Houthis militants did not immediately claim responsibility for Saturday's attack.

Recently, United Nations envoy Martin Griffiths also welcomed a significant reduction in airstrikes and the movement of ground troops.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict, described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis by the UN.

The conflict, which the United Nations says has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis, has pushed the country to the brink of starvation.

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"We must not let that happen again", he said.

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