YEMEN WAR:Fighting intensifies between Houthis, Yemen gov’t forces in Marib

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Dozens of fighters from both sides killed in ‘unabated’ fighting since Friday in Yemen’s strategic province of Marib.Photo: ReutersClashes 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.
More than 60 fighters were killed in fighting in Marib on Friday, the bloodiest day since the start of the offensive on February 8.
The UN last week warned of a potential humanitarian disaster if the fight for Marib continues.

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