Al Jazeera: Fighting intensifies between Houthis, Yemen gov’t forces in Marib
Dozens of fighters from both sides killed in ‘unabated’ fighting since Friday in Yemen’s strategic province of Marib.
Clashes between Yemeni government forces and Houthi rebels have intensified in the strategic province of Marib, with military sources saying a senior loyalist commander was among dozens of fighters killed.
Earlier this month, the Iran-backed Houthis resumed a push to capture Marib city, which lies close to some of Yemen’s richest oil fields in the north of the country.
Hundreds of fighters from both sides have been killed in fighting since Friday, according to government sources. The Houthis do not usually release casualty tolls.
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Update #1: Dozens killed as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib (Middle East Eye) Update #2: Yemeni minister warns of looming humanitarian crisis in Marib (Arab News)
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