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13 nov. 2019 | 19h09 UTC

Yemen: Houthi missile attack kills at least five Yemeni soldiers in Marib November 13

Yemen Alerte de sécurité

Houthi missile attack kills at least five Yemeni soldiers at military base in Marib on November 13; similar attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 13/11/2019, 12h00 until 14/11/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Aden). COUNTRY/REGION Ma’rib (Ma’rib province)

Event

A Houthi missile attack killed at least five Yemeni soldiers and wounded dozens of others at the Saudi-led military coalition's headquarters in Marib (Marib province) on Wednesday, November 13. The attack coincided with a visit by the Yemeni defense minister to the military base. The Saudi-led coalition did not immediately confirm the incident.

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

Context

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.

Advice

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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