After defeats in Marib, Houthi forces target IDP camp with rockets and missiles

the Houthi militia launched an attack on a camp for internally displaced persons in Sarwah district, west of Yemen’s Marib governorate, launching a ballistic missile and a number of Katyusha rockets and artillery shells, coinciding with intense military pressure on the ground.

Local sources said rockets and shells landed on the outskirts of Al-Zour camp, which is home to more than 20,000 internally displaced people, and caused unprecedented panic among the displaced who live a few kilometers from the front lines of fight.

The Houthis used the missile attack to put pressure on the Marib tribes and the Yemeni army, which are fighting the putschist Houthi militia, fierce battles for the second week in a row, as the terrorist militia ramped up their military attack ground on the district of Sarwah precisely because of their geographical proximity to the town of Marib (distance of approximately 25-35 kilometers). But these battles are already threatening the lives of tens of thousands of displaced people living in many camps, according to the same sources.

In a related context, a Yemeni woman by the name of Baghdad Ali Hassan Raqeeb was killed by a landmine explosion in the Majzar district of Marib governorate, which was planted by the coup Houthi militia in the northwestern district of oil governorate.

Commenting on this, the Yemeni government condemned, in the words of Yemeni Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Muammar Al-Eryani, in the strongest terms the deliberate attack by the Houthi militia backed by the Iran against the IDP camps, taking into account the continued targeting of the Houthis, residential communities and IDP camps in Marib Governorate as an act of terrorism, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and violates the laws and international conventions.

In a series of messages on Twitter, the minister said the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia had targeted Al-Zour camp in Serwah district, which includes more than 20,000 displaced people from various governorates, with a ballistic missile and a number of Katyusha missiles.

Regarding the missile attacks and combat battles approaching the IDP camps, the Yemeni official said they pose a real threat to the safety and lives of more than a million displaced people who have fled the country brutality and incrimination of the militias of the various governorates which are under the control of the putschists, expressing his surprise at the continued silence of the international community and the United Nations and of their special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, on the escalation of the Houthi militia on the Marib fronts, and their deliberate targeting of areas, neighborhoods and camps for internally displaced persons.

He stressed that the situation in Marib threatens the biggest waves of displacement of civilians since the start of the war, and places the country in front of an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe.

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