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Yemen condemns Houthi attacks on Marib in letter to UN Security Council

Wed, 2021-06-09 20:27

LONDON: Yemen on Wednesday condemned the Houthi attacks on Marib in a letter to the UN Security Council, saying the Iran-backed militia‘s targeting of civilians in Marib is causing a humanitarian catastrophe.
The Houthi militia launched a brutal offensive to take control of oil and gas-rich Marib from the internationally-backed government.
The offensive sparked international condemnation as it has served as a safe haven for tens of thousands of internally displaced persons who have been fleeing the fighting since the conflict began almost 7 years ago.
During the session, Yemen also called on the UN Security Council to push for an end to Houthi attacks on civilians in Marib and Hodeidah.
Meanwhile, the Iranian opposition leader said during the session that Iran’s human rights violations cases should be referred to the Security Council.
“The leaders of the regime must be brought to justice for their crimes against humanity over the past four decades,” she added.

This picture taken on June 5, 2021 shows a view of the scene of a missile strike by the Houthi militia at a petrol station in Yemen’s city of Marib. (AFP)
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