Yemen government warns of return to full-scale conflict, Houthis increasing attacks

Yemen government warns of return to full-scale conflict, Houthis increasing attacks

Europe News Desk!! Yemen’s internationally recognized government has warned of a possible return to all military conflict in the war-torn Arab nation following an increase in attacks by Houthi militias in Marib province. Information Minister Moammar al-Ariyani said, Xinhua news agency reported. Hundreds of Houthi rebels launched a major offensive against government-controlled areas in the province’s Harib district, forcing hundreds of local residents to flee, it said in a statement late on Friday. Despite recent diplomatic efforts towards peace, there have been heavy clashes between Yemeni forces and Houthi militias in Marib during the past three days, with fighting in Harib on Tuesday night killing 19 people on both sides, and wounding many others Have become. Eriani called on the United Nations and the international community to condemn the Houthis’ actions and to press for peaceful resolutions to prevent a return to full-scale war.

The Houthi rebels’ offensive against Marib has caused significant destruction, with the village of Harib coming under missile and artillery fire, he said. The latest attack confirmed the Houthi group’s consistent use of political and military escalation tactics, aimed at taking advantage of the ongoing situation of neither war nor peace, to gain strategic advantage on the battlefield, the minister said in the statement. For has remained since the end of the truce. The resurgence of fighting also jeopardizes the fragile peace process spurred by a recent agreement between the warring Yemeni sides to exchange hundreds of war prisoners under UN auspices. Yemen has been embroiled in a devastating civil war since 2014, with the Houthis fighting against the internationally recognized government and its allies, which include a coalition led by Saudi Arabia. The United Nations is pushing for a ceasefire and peace talks in Yemen, which has been described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The conflict has brought the Arab world’s poorest country to the brink of collapse, causing famine and widespread suffering as well as disrupting the country’s food supply chain, leaving millions of people deprived of adequate nutrition.



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