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28 May 2020 | 01:57 AM UTC

Yemen: Houthi missile attack kills seven security personnel in Marib province May 26

Yemen News Alert

Houthi missile attack strikes military positions in Marib province on May 26, killing at least seven security personnel; similar attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/28/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/31/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Aden). COUNTRY/REGION Ma’rib (Ma’rib province), Yemen


At least seven military personnel were killed on Tuesday, May 26, and several others were wounded following a Houthi missile attack in Marib province. Houthi fighters reportedly fired two ballistic missiles at the Sahn al-Jin military camp near Marib city; the local army headquarters and the army's staff command are located in the camp. The Houthi group are yet to comment on the incident.

Similar Houthi missile attacks targeting Yemeni government and allied forces are to be expected in Yemen over the near term.


Yemen is engaged in a complex and deadly conflict, ongoing since Houthi rebels entered into a civil war with the Yemeni government, supported by a Saudi-led coalition, in 2015. The Saudi-led coalition has carried out thousands of airstrikes in Yemen since its intervention began. Hundreds of Yemeni civilians have been killed in the strikes, which have hit schools, hospitals, and markets, in addition to Houthi militant positions and personnel. In total, more than 10,000 Yemenis have died in the fighting and some 3 million have been displaced.


Due to poor security conditions, many Western governments strongly advise their citizens against all travel to Yemen. Travel to the country should only be considered with proper security protocols in place. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.


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