on Sunday 5 December, 2021

Iran-backed Houthi rebels target Marib with 7 missiles

Yemen Details
by : Yemen Details

The Iran-backed Houthi militia targeted on Sunday Marib city with 7 ballistic missiles, local sources said.

Government-run Saba News Agency said the Houthi rebels launched 7 ballistic missiles, two of which hit residential areas in the city of Marib, home to more than one million IDPs.

According to official statistics, the Houthi insurgents have targeted Marib city, the last stronghold of the Yemeni government in north Yemen, with over 300 missiles, killing more than 700 civilians.

In early February, the Houthis launched a wide-scale offensive to capture the oil-rich city of Marib. Since then the fighting resulted in the killing of thousands of fighters on both sides.

This comes amid airstrikes conducted by the Saudi-led coalition on Houthi targets.

On Saturday, the Saudi-led coalition said 60 Houthis were killed and 7 military vehicles were destroyed in 11 airstrikes that targeted the Iran-backed Houthis in the past 24 hours.

Yemen has been beset by violence and instability since late 2014 when the Iran-linked Houthi rebels stormed Yemen’s capital Sana’a and ousted the internationally recognized government.

According to the UN, the conflict in Yemen triggered the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent history