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20 January, 2020 00:00 00 AM
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80 soldiers killed in Huthi attack in Yemen

AFP, Dubai

More than 80 Yemeni soldiers have been killed and scores injured in a missile and drone attack blamed on Huthi rebels in central Yemen, medical and military sources said yesterday.

Saturday’s strike follows months of relative calm in the war between the Iran-backed Huthis and Yemen’s internationally recognised government, which is backed by a Saudi-led military coalition.

The Huthis attacked a mosque in a military camp in the central province of Marib—about 170 kilometres (105 miles) east of the capital Sanaa—during evening prayers, sources said.

A medical source at a Marib city hospital, where the casualties were transported, said that 83 soldiers were killed and 148 injured in the strike.

Death tolls in Yemen’s grinding conflict are often disputed, but the huge casualty list in Marib is one of the bloodiest single attacks since the war erupted in 2014.

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