Over 60 fighters killed in clashes in Yemen's Marib

More than 60 fighters were killed in clashes in Yemen Friday between Iran-backed Houthi rebels and government forces in the strategic northern province of Marib, government sources said. Earlier this month, the Houthis resumed a push to capture Marib city, 120 kilometres (75 miles) east of the rebel-held capital Sanaa. The city lies close to some of Yemen’s richest oil fields and its capture would be major prize for the rebels. Friday’s dead included at least 27 pro-government forces and 34 Houthi rebels, a government source told AFP, adding it was the “most violent” day of clashes since fight…

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