Yemen Defense Ministry blames Houthis for Marib’s deadly attack

Yemen Defense Ministry blames Houthis for Marib’s deadly attack

Alsahwa Net-  The Yemen’s Defense Ministry said on Sunday that the Houthis rebels implemented the Saturday’s missile attack in Marib in an attempt to retaliate for death of Qasem Soleimani.

Soleimani was an outstanding Iranian general who used to supervise Iran-backed militias in four Arab countries including the Houthis in Yemen.

He was killed early this month in a US drone strike in Baghdad of Iraq.

“The Yemeni people is aware that such criminal acts [Marib’s deadly attack] by the Iran-backed militia ……… were taken to retaliate for Soleimani’s death by killing the Yemeni citizens,” the defense ministry said.

The ministry and Chief of the Military staff instructed military leaders in a joint statement to be on high alert and tighten security measures at this critical and hard time of Yemen’s history.

The ministry affirmed that a ballistic missile was used for the deadly attack and killed and injured scores of soldiers and army officers of the 4th brigade of the Presidential Protection Forces and other military units as well as civilians who were performing Maghrib prayer.

It sent condolences to families of the dead military personnel and civilians.

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