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Yemen: Dozens of people were killed in the intensification of the battles in Ma’rib and Taiz, and the number of displaced has exceeded two million

The Houthi group said that the Saudi-Emirati military coalition aircraft launched 18 air strikes on Saturday in the Ma’rib governorate, explaining that 14 of them took place in the Serwah district, and 4 in the Medghal and Mahliya districts

Yemeni sources reported that dozens of people were killed in violent clashes between government forces and the Houthis in the Marib Governorate, and yesterday, Saturday, the Saudi-Emirati military coalition aircraft launched air strikes on areas in the governorate.

Military sources reported that the battles broke out on 6 fronts, and that government forces were able to repel them, noting that the Houthis had made progress on the Ksara front, northwest of the city.

Yemeni army sources said that the raids on the Marib governorate targeted reinforcements, vehicles, and gathering sites for the Houthis on the battle fronts, and led to dozens of dead and wounded, and the destruction of their vehicles.

For its part, the Houthi group said that the Saudi-Emirati military coalition aircraft launched 18 air strikes yesterday in areas in the Marib Governorate, indicating that 14 of them occurred in the Sarwah district, and 4 in the Madghal and Mahliya districts, and the Houthis did not mention the results of those raids.

Coinciding with the escalation in Marib, Yemeni Minister of Information Muammar Al-Eryani called for support for the government’s efforts to extend its sovereignty in the country, while the Houthis criticized what they said was an exclusive focus and interest in what is happening in Marib, despite the fact that the fighting has been going on for years.

The battles of Taiz

In Taiz, clashes were renewed between the Yemeni army forces and the Houthi militants in the northeastern front of the city, and local sources said that strong confrontations broke out on Saturday evening, in which light, medium and heavy weapons were used, and no information was provided about the size of the losses from both sides.

The eastern front of the city is witnessing intermittent clashes following a massive attack by the army, during which it made progress towards the vicinity of the Republican Palace and a number of eastern neighborhoods.

The Yemeni government announced the death of one of its soldiers in the battles of Taiz, and the website “September Net”, a spokesman for the Yemeni army, stated that 23 Houthis were killed in the Al-Jadaan and Al-Khadkara areas northwest of Marib, after an attempted Houthi attack on military sites was foiled.

Drones

On the other hand, the Houthi group announced in the early hours of yesterday morning the targeting of King Khalid Air Base in Saudi Arabia with two drones.

The Houthi military spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said, “The air force targeted important sites at King Khalid Air Base again with two Samad 3 planes, and they achieved an accurate hit.”

Saree pointed out that this targeting comes in response to the continuing “siege and aggression on Yemen,” referring to the continuing operations of the Saudi-Emirati coalition in support of legitimacy.

For its part, the coalition announced at dawn yesterday that it had intercepted and destroyed two drones, which were launched by the Houthis towards Saudi Arabia.

Continuous displacement

On the humanitarian level, the Director of the Executive Unit for the Management of Displaced Persons Camps in Marib Governorate, Saif Muthanna, said that the displacement movement continues in the governorate due to the Houthi attacks on it.

He added that the total number of displaced people in Marib exceeded two million, including 15,000 displaced people from Sarwah district within one month, and that their social conditions are very poor and need urgent humanitarian aid.

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