Houthi shelling kills one child in Yemen's Marib

Houthi shelling kills one child, wounds others in Yemen's Marib
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04 April, 2021
Two of the wounded children were in critical condition.
Houthis seek to capture the oil-rich Marib region [Getty]
At least one child was killed and five others wounded after Houthi rebels fired a shell in the city of Marib, reported Yemen's state-run SABA news agency on Saturday. 

Two of the wounded children were in critical condition, SABA added.

The Houthis and the Saudi backed internationally recognised government of Yemen are facing off in the Marib region, an oil-rich province the Houthis seek to capture.

The fierce ground offensive in Marib, the only governorate in northern Yemen not controlled by the Houthis, comes amid a new push by diplomats to end the war.

The conflict in Yemen began with the 2014 takeover of the capital, Sanaa, by Houthi rebels.

Saudi Arabia and allies launched an offensive against the Houthis in 2015 shortly after the rebel group captured the capital Sanaa.

The war, now in its sixth year, has claimed thousands of lives and created what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with millions at risk of famine.

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