DUBAI: Fierce combating between Yemeni pro-government forces and Iran-backed Huthi rebels has killed at the least 90 combatants on either side in the previous 24 hours, authorities army sources mentioned on Saturday.
The rebels launched an offensive final month to grab Marib, the final stronghold in northern Yemen of pro-government forces who’re backed by a Saudi-led army coalition.
The clashes in the oil-rich province left 32 useless amongst authorities forces and loyalist tribes, whereas 58 Huthi rebels have been killed in coalition air strikes, the sources instructed AFP.
They mentioned heavy clashes broke out on six fronts as authorities forces have been in a position to counter assaults by the Huthis who managed to advance solely on the Kassara entrance northwest of Marib metropolis.
The combating additionally left dozens of individuals wounded, the sources added.
The lack of Marib can be an enormous blow for the Yemeni authorities, however would additionally threaten disaster for civilians, together with tons of of 1000’s of displaced folks sheltering in desolate camps in the encircling desert.