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Yemen’s Houthis launch missile attack on weapons depot in Marib 

February 4, 2020 at 12:14 pm

Houthi-led forces are believed to have carried out a ballistic missile attack against a military camp used by Saudi-backed forces in the Marib governate, reportedly hitting a weapons storage facility.

According to Debriefer, the Sahn Al-Jin camp located in the so-called Third Military Region, in Marib, was struck around midnight, allegedly by the Houthi movement, who have yet to comment on the incident. The source has not mentioned the extent of the damage in terms of personnel or equipment. The Saudi-led coalition is believed to use the base to distribute arms supplies to the frontlines in Marib and Al-Jawf provinces, where the Houthi-led forces have made gains in recent days.

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Last month’s deadly drone and missile attack against the Al-Nasr military camp north of Marib, in which over a hundred soldiers and mercenaries were killed was blamed on the Houthis, however they have denied they were behind the attack.

The oil-producing province, which lies roughly 115 kilometres east of the capital Sanaa is currently a stronghold of the Saudi-backed forces of fugitive Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi who is based in the Saudi capital Riyadh.