Yemen's Houthi rebels renew offensive to seize government's last northern stronghold of Marib

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels have resumed an offensive to seize the government’s last northern stronghold of Marib, a government source said on Monday, with dozens of casualties on both sides. New clashes between pro-government forces – backed by a Saudi-led military coalition – and the rebels erupted after weeks of relative calm in the oil-rich and strategic region. A government source told AFP that the Houthis had brought in reinforcements during that time. “Fighting took place about 10 kilometres (six miles) west of Marib,” the source told AFP on condition of anonymity. “At least 20 go…

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