Crimes and Violations

4 IDPs killed, 8 wounded in a strike in Yemen’s Marib

Republican Yemen

Four Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), from the same family, were killed and another eight wounded Monday night in a strike, believed to be launched by the Houthis, in Al Jufaina Camp, in Marib city.

Marib’s health office said in a statement that the General Hospital received four dead IDPs and eight were wounded, including a child, following drone attacks on several sites in the city of Marib.

According to local sources, the Houthis launched missile and drone attacks targeting several sites in the city of Marib, one reportedly hit a weapons depot of the 3rd Military Region.

The Iran-backed Houthi insurgents have not so far commented on the attacks.

Marib, home to more than one million IDPs, is the last stronghold of the internationally recognized government in north Yemen. For the past two years, the Houthi rebels launched wide-scale attacks to seize the oil-rich city but were faced with fierce fighting.

The fighting between the two sides stopped the past six months as a result of a UN-led truce. However, the truce expired on October 2 when the UN Special Envoy to Yemen announced that the warring parties did not reach an agreement to extend and expand the truce.

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