At least 70 Yemeni soldiers have been killed in a missile attack launched by Houthi rebels on a mosque in the central province of Marib, medical and military sources said Sunday
The Houthis attacked a mosque in a military camp in Marib about 170 kilometers east of Sanaa during evening prayers on Saturday, military sources said.
Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has condemned the “cowardly and terrorist” attack on the mosque saying “The disgraceful actions of the Houthi militia without a doubt confirm its unwillingness to achieve peace, because it knows nothing but death and destruction and is a cheap Iranian tool in the region.”
The Houthis did not make any immediate claim of responsibility.
The conflict, which the United Nations says has caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, has pushed the country to the brink of famine.