Last stand in Yemen as battle for oil-rich province rages on

Hadi Ahmed wearily sets up a tent in Yemen’s Marib province, after fleeing fighting yet again in the government’s last northern stronghold which is under intense pressure from Houthi rebels.The Iran-backed fighters have long held the capital Sanaa which lies just 120 kilometres (75 miles) away and are mounting a fierce campaign to take the oil-rich province.If they are successful, it would spell disaster for the government and also for the hundreds of thousands of displaced people sheltering in desolate camps who would have to run for their lives once again.Battles between the two sides have i…

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