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Yemen war: Deadly missile attack on Marib religious school

BBC News

November 1, 2021

At least 29 civilians were killed or wounded in north Yemen when ballistic missiles launched by the rebel Houthi movement hit a religious school and mosque, the country’s government says.

Women and children were among the casualties from Sunday night’s attack in Marib province.

They were sheltering at the facility after being displaced by fighting.

There was no immediate comment from the Houthis, who began a major offensive to capture Marib earlier this year.

The oil-rich province is the government’s last stronghold in the north after six years of conflict that have killed more than 100,000 people and caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with 20 million people in need of aid.