Sixty killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen's Marib: Saudi state TV

Members of the Yemeni Iran-backed Houthi rebels military police parade in the streets of the capital Sanaa on Jan 8, 2020 during "martyrs' week".
Members of the Yemeni Iran-backed Houthi rebels military police parade in the streets of the capital Sanaa on Jan 8, 2020 during "martyrs' week".PHOTO: AFP

CAIRO (REUTERS) - Iran-aligned Houthis attacked a military training camp in the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday (Jan 18), killing 60 military personnel and wounding dozens others, Saudi state television said on Saturday evening.

Al Ekhbariya quoted sources as saying the attack was carried out with ballistic missiles and drones.

A proxy war has been playing out in Yemen between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in 2015, backing government forces fighting the Iran-allied Houthis. Iran has repeatedly denied supplying weapons to the Houthis.

Iran-aligned Houthis did not immediately claim responsibility for the attack.