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Yemen’s President Tells Army to be on Alert

Yemen’s President Tells Army to be on Alert

Sunday, 19 January, 2020 - 16:45
FILE PHOTO: Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. REUTERS/Hamad l Mohamme
Asharq Al-Awsat
Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi told the military on Sunday it needed to be on alert and ready for battle after a deadly attack a day earlier by the Iran-backed Houth militias on a military training camp in the city of Marib .

The attack targeted a mosque in the camp as people gathered for prayer.

The attack "confirms without doubt that the Houthis have no desire for peace," Hadi said in a statement on Yemen's state news agency SABA.

The president said the military should be on high alert after the assault.

The attack killed 79 people and wounded 81, according to a military statement issued on Twitter by Yemen’s legitimate forces, citing a higher death toll than previously given.

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