Fighting in Yemen’s Marib kills 90 in 24 hours

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Security forces loyal to the separatist Southern Transitional Council stand guard as they are deployed in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen December 20, 2020 — Reuters pic
Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - Security forces loyal to the separatist Southern Transitional Council stand guard as they are deployed in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen December 20, 2020 — Reuters pic

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DUBAI, March 6 — Fierce fighting between Yemeni pro-government forces and Iran-backed Huthi rebels has killed at least 90 combatants on both sides in the past 24 hours, government military sources said today.

The Shiite rebels launched an offensive last month to seize Marib, the last stronghold in northern Yemen of pro-government forces who are backed by a Saudi-led military coalition.

The clashes in the oil-rich province left 32 dead among government forces and loyalist tribes, while 58 Huthi rebels were killed in coalition air strikes, the sources told AFP.

They said heavy clashes broke out on six fronts as government forces were able to counter attacks by the Huthis who managed to advance only on the Kassara front northwest of Marib city.

The fighting also left dozens of people wounded, the sources added.

The loss of Marib would be a huge blow for the Yemeni government, but would also threaten catastrophe for civilians, including hundreds of thousands of displaced people sheltering in desolate camps in the surrounding desert.

It would also be a major setback for Saudi Arabia, which has been the target of increasingly frequent Huthi missile attacks in recent weeks.

Shrapnel from Huthi drones intercepted by the Saudis on Friday wounded two civilians, including a 10-year-old, in the southwest of the kingdom, the official SPA news agency reported.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday urged the Huthis to halt their offensive in Marib, as he announced US$191 million (RM778.3 million) in aid at a donors' conference.

“Aid alone will not end the conflict. We can only end the humanitarian crisis in Yemen by ending the war... so the United States is reinvigorating our diplomatic efforts to end the war,” he said.

The United Nations had sought to raise US$3.85 billion from more than 100 governments and donors, but only US$1.7 billion was offered. — AFP

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