67 killed in Yemen fighting
Fighting in Yemen’s Marib province has left 67 dead among rebels and government forces in the past 24 hours. This has been reported by military and medical sources. It would be 58 Houthi rebels and 9 pro-government fighters.
Marib is the province’s capital of the same name and the government’s last stronghold in the north. Houthi rebels, backed by the Iranian government, have been trying to take the city for several months.
As fighting intensifies, about 400 fighters from both sides have already been killed in September.
The conflict in Yemen has been going on since 2014 when the Houthis launched an offensive from the north.
Since then, the country has become the world’s worst humanitarian disaster, according to the United Nations, leaving tens of thousands dead and a population in starvation.