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As Houthis advance on Marib, UN concerned over attacks on civilians

Since the Iran-backed rebels renewed their offensive on the government's last northern stronghold in February, the United Nations has recorded a number of attacks impacting civilians.
Marib gas station struck by missile

As Yemen’s Houthis continue their assault on Marib, the United Nations' human rights office on Friday sounded the alarm over the rebels’ attacks on civilian areas in the strategic region.

“We are seriously concerned at the continuing impact of fighting on civilians and the targeting of civilian objects in Marib Governorate in Yemen,” Liz Throssell, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, told reporters in Geneva on Friday. 

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