Yemen: At least 70 soldiers killed; Hadi attacked Houthis

The death toll from the Yemeni army of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour has risen to seventy soldiers, as a result of a missile attack that the Ansar Allah group (Houthis) was accused of carrying out.

​​​​​​​Medical and military sources announced today, Sunday, that at least seventy Yemeni soldiers were killed in a missile attack on a mosque in Ma'rib Governorate.

A medical source at Marib General Hospital said: At least seventy people were killed in the attack, which occurred on Saturday.

And Yemeni military sources said: The camp is located in the city of Marib, 170 km east of Sanaa, noting that the attack targeted a mosque inside the camp during the evening prayers on Saturday evening.

Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi condemned the attack, saying it was "a treacherous and cowardly terrorist operation," according to the official Yemeni news agency Saba.

 He added: "The shameful actions of the Houthi militias undoubtedly confirm their unwillingness or delinquency for peace."

Ansar Allah group (Houthis) has not yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

The war in Yemen has been going on since 2014 between the Houthis close to Iran and the forces loyal to the government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, along with the southerners.

It intensified in March 2015, with Saudi Arabia leading the military alliance in support of the Hadi government.



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