At least twelve people, including two children, died this Friday in the impact of a ballistic missile allegedly fired by the Houthis on a house in Marib province (west), the internationally recognized government of Yemen announced.
Yemeni Information Minister Muamar al Eryani has condemned the attack, saying that the projectile hit the home of a tribal leader in the city of Juba amid the upsurge in fighting in the region in recent weeks.
Al Eryani has accused the Houthis of “systematically” attacking civilian areas in Marib and stressed that the attacks in this city have displaced hundreds of people, according to the Yemeni news agency SABA.
For this reason, he has called on the international community, and in particular the United Nations, to condemn these attacks and put an end to the “war crimes and crimes against humanity” of the Houthis in the Yemen conflict.
The event came hours after the Saudi Arabia-led international coalition announced the deaths of nearly a hundred suspected Houthis in a series of bombings in Al Kasará and Juba.
Marib is the epicenter of the conflict in the country after the Houthis launched an offensive against them in February. The province with important oil reserves is also the only bastion in the north of the country of the internationally recognized executive branch.
The war in Yemen hits the internationally recognized government led by Abdo Rabbu Mansur Hadi and backed by an international coalition backed by Saudi Arabia and the Houthis, backed by Iran.
The rebels control the capital Sana’a and other areas in the north and west of the country. In recent months, despite international mediation efforts on several fronts, the conflict has escalated into a war that has caused the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.