Saudi Arabia denounces Houthi terror attack in Yemen

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Injured soldiers lie in a hospital after the Iran-backed Houthi militia attack. — Courtesy photo
Injured soldiers lie in a hospital after the Iran-backed Houthi militia attack. — Courtesy photo

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia on Monday denounced the Houthi attack on a mosque in Yemen’s Marib governorate. Dozens of people were killed and injured in the terror attack .

“The terrorist attack which targeted a place of worship reflects the terrorist militia’s undervaluing of sanctuaries and Yemeni blood,” according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency said.

“These ugly terrorist acts are an intentional undercutting of a political solution (in Yemen),” the statement added.

The ministry reaffirmed that the Kingdom stands with Yemen, describing these terrorist acts as deliberately undermining the path of a political solution.

The ministry prayed to Allah Almighty to bestow mercy upon the souls of martyrs, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

The Iran-backed Houthi militia killed at least 79 soldiers and wounded 81 more in a missile and drone attack on a training camp in Yemen on Saturday, in one of the deadliest attacks of the five-year-old civil war.

The death toll increased to 116 and is expected to rise, military and medical sources told AFP on Monday.

Yemeni Minister of Information Moammar Al-Eryani said the attack was an act of revenge for Iran’s Qasem Soleimani’s killing, calling on the UN to condemn the attack.


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