The number of victims of the bombing of Marib rises amid calls to protect the displaced
The day after the visit of the US Ambassador to Yemen, Stephen Fagin, to Hadhramaut Governorate (east) to support the Yemeni government and local authorities, a “Drones” plane, likely belonging to the Houthi militia, attacked an oil port in the neighboring governorate of Shabwa, while unloading a load of diesel, before it was… drop it.
The attack, which did not result in casualties, is the third of its kind on oil export ports in Yemen; The Houthi militia had previously attacked the port of Dhaba in Hadhramaut, and another port in the same governorate, Shabwa, in the context of the group’s attempt to blackmail the legitimate government, in order to share oil revenues.
At a time when medical sources confirmed that the number of victims of the Houthi bombing of the city of Marib had risen to about 27 dead and wounded, most of whom were displaced in the camps, sources in the Yemeni Oil Company said that the attack on the port of Qena, located in Shabwa governorate on the Arabian Sea, took place on Wednesday morning; The marchers dropped bombs into the sea, near the unloading ship.
According to Yemeni sources, a ship carrying a shipment of diesel was unloading its cargo at the port, before the Houthi march launched its missiles, and it was dropped by anti-air defense forces in the vicinity of the ship’s presence.
According to local Yemeni reports, two of the ship’s crew were slightly injured by flying shrapnel, one of whom is of Egyptian nationality, and the other of Sudanese nationality.
Earlier, the Yemeni government had pledged to protect economic and oil facilities from Houthi terrorist attacks, after the bombing of the Dabba oil port in Hadramout; The militias continue to threaten to target ships and ports, which has been condemned by the international community, without the coup group making many statements of condemnation.
Casualties rise in Marib
With the fears of the continuation of Houthi attacks with drones and missiles on Yemeni cities and vital facilities in the liberated areas, the data of the Executive Unit for the Management of IDPs Camps in Marib Governorate stated that the number of victims as a result of the Houthi bombing of one of the ammunition and weapons stores rose to 27 people: 4 dead and 23 injured. .
The unit concerned with the affairs of displaced people fleeing the Houthi repression indicated that among the dead were two girls; Most of the victims fell in the camps near the place of the bombing, due to the scattered shrapnel from the warehouse belonging to the forces of the Third Military Region.
The Executive Unit accused the Houthi militia of having, on Monday evening, “directly targeted the city of Marib, including the camps, with ballistic missiles and drones, killing 4 civilians and wounding 23 others, 5 of them seriously.”
The unit said that “13 homes of displaced families were damaged as a result of the targeting, 3 tents were burnt, and 53 water tanks were destroyed, as shrapnel of missiles flew in the vicinity and housing of the displaced families.”
The statement of the IDPs unit spoke of the “state of fear and panic that prevailed among the displaced; Especially women, children and the elderly. He called on the United Nations and the international community to pressure the militia to stop its attacks on camps and population centers, and to abide by international and humanitarian laws.
US government support
The Houthi escalation towards the liberated Yemeni areas came in conjunction with a visit by US Ambassador Stephen Fagin to Hadramawt Governorate, which is the largest Yemeni governorate in terms of area, in the context of Washington’s support for the legitimate government and local authorities in the governorate.
According to the official media of Hadhramaut Governorate, Ambassador Fagin met with his companions the leadership of the local authority, headed by Governor Mabkhout bin Madi, and discussed “strengthening aspects of support in the security field and combating terrorism, and supporting vital sectors related to citizens and development.”
The media center of the governor of Hadhramaut quoted the US ambassador as saying: “The visit comes with the aim of demonstrating the United States’ support for Yemen, and for Hadhramaut in particular.”
Fagin pointed to his country’s condemnation of the Houthi coup militia’s attack, via drones, on the Dabba port, and its impact on the Yemeni economy, stressing that Washington has allocated one billion dollars in support of humanitarian aid in Yemen, in addition to approving the provision of development projects in the health, education and vital sectors.
According to Yemeni media sources, Fagin affirmed “the support of the international community, led by the United States of America, to bring peace to Yemen, and its commitment to stand by the Yemeni people, as a result of the difficult conditions they are going through due to the current war.”
The Houthi terrorist threats over the past days have obstructed the resumption of Yemeni crude oil exports, at a time when the Yemeni government confirmed that it “coordinated with the operating oil companies to continue their work.”
She also confirmed that there is a “crisis cell that works continuously to take the necessary measures in the oil sector, with communication with companies and local and international partners, to ensure the continuation of work.”
The Yemeni street fears that the Houthi escalation and the threat of terrorist attacks against economic interests and vital installations will lead to the destruction of international and international efforts aimed at bringing peace to the country and the resumption of military actions.
Earlier, Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdul-Malik said: “The Houthis’ continuous threats to national economic facilities and civilian infrastructure in Yemen and neighboring countries will be dealt with firmly to protect the capabilities of the Yemeni people, international navigation, and global energy stability.”