Houthis shell Marib populated areas defy UNSC: Info minister

2021-02-27 | Since 2 Month

Displaced person in Marib

Aden (Debriefer) - The Houthi group shelled residential quarters in the Yemeni northeastern city of Marib on Friday, blatantly defying the international will and the UN Security Council's resolutions, the Yemeni information minister tweeted.
The group continues escalating its suicide attacks on Marib's different fronts and fired five ballistic missiles at populated quarters and civilians in Marib, Moammar al-Eryani added.
The Houthi persistent escalation and ignorance of the UNSC Resolution 2564 – on immediate, unconditional ceasefire in Marib – coincide with the Iranian regime's wider escalation via its militias that "commit terrorist attacks aimed at harming the regional and international security," he said.
On Thursday, the UNSC adopted a new resolution renewing the sanctions on the Yemeni late president's son Ahmed Ali Saleh, the Houthi leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi and others.
The Council also renewed its expert team's mandate until March 2022, and condemned and called for immediate stop for the Houthi recent escalation in Marib and attacks on Saudi lands.
Earlier on Friday, the UN called on Yemeni warring parties to secure a safe corridor for civilians forced to flee, and to protect residents besieged by the ongoing fighting in Marib.

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