…….By Houthis Rebels In Yemen
At least 73 soldiers have been killed in a missile attack reportedly launched by Houthi rebels at a mosque in Yemen.
Dozens more were left wounded in the attack, which targeted a mosque in a military training camp in the city of Marib, two medical sources told Reuters.
The Iran-aligned Houthis did not immediately claim responsibility for Saturday’s attack.
Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi told the military it needed to be on high alert and ready for battle on Sunday.
The attack “confirms without doubt that the Houthis have no desire for peace”, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said in a statement on Yemen’s state news agency SABA.
The Houthi attack came after several assaults by Saudi-backed government forces on rebel targets east of the capital Sanaa.
At least 22 people were killed on both sides in those attacks, officials said.
Yemen has been the site of a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Hadi’s government was ousted in 2014.
The Saudi-led military coalition intervened to drive out the Houthis and restore Hadi’s internationally recognised government.
The war has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced more than 3 million and brought the country to the brink of a major famine. Reuters