Houthi missile attack on mosque and religious school kills, injures 29 civilians in Yemen: minister

Two ballistic missiles were used in the attack on Sunday night, the Marib governor’s office said in a statement.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility by the Iran-backed Houthis.

Fighting between government forces and the Houthis has intensified in recent months. According to the United Nations, some 10,000 people were displaced in September by fighting in Marib, the last northern stronghold of the internationally recognized government. He calls for a humanitarian corridor for aid.

The war in Yemen and economic collapse as well as restrictions on imports in Houthi-controlled areas have caused what the United Nations considers the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 16 million people at risk of starvation.

A Riyadh-led coalition of forces intervened in Yemen in March 2015 after Iran-aligned Houthis ousted the Saudi-backed government from the capital Sanaa in late 2014. The Houthis say they are fighting a corrupt system and foreign aggression.

The Houthi movement said in October it had seized new territory in the energy-rich provinces of Shabwa and Marib, gains confirmed by sources, as it launches an offensive that could further complicate efforts to international peace.

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