Iran-backed Houthis were now in control of the Assilan, Bayhan and Ain districts in Shabwa as well as the Abdiya and Harib districts in Marib, said local officials and residents.
Hundreds of Iran-backed rebels have been killed in the battle for Marib in recent days, says the Saudi-led coalition backing the Aden government.
UN’s deputy humanitarian chief tells the Security Council up to 4 million people could see their food aid reduced in the coming weeks as agencies are running short of money to keep going at the current scale.
The coalition led by Saudi Arabia says it has killed at least 108 Iran-backed rebels and destroyed dozens of their military vehicles in an air strike south of the strategic city of Marib in the past 24 hours.
Houthis warn they are “on the edges of” Marib as Saudi-led coalition says it targeted nine of the rebels’ military vehicles south of the city.
More than 156 Houthi rebels were killed and eight military vehicles were destroyed in an operation in Abdiya, south of Marib, says the Saudi-led coalition fighting the militants in Yemen.
The intensified fighting for the northern city leaves at least 50 Houthi rebels and Yemeni pro-government troops dead. The continuing clashes have reportedly claimed around 400 lives in September.
World Food Program is running out of money again and without new funding reductions will be made in rations for 3.2 million people in October and for 5 million by December, warns WFP chief David Beasley.
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Samad was killed in April 2018 by a Saudi-led coalition air strike in the port city of Hudaida on Yemen's west coast.
No human casualties were reported, but the Foreign Ministry’s statement said the attack caused “huge destruction” to the port’s infrastructure and burned the storehouses of some aid agencies.
US redeployment of its missile defences from Prince Sultan Air Base outside of Riyadh came as America's Gulf Arab allies nervously watched the chaotic withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
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