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Militay official says Riyadh used chemical weapons in Yemen

13 October 2015 21:16


Military officials in Yemen say Saudi Arabia has carried out a chemical attack in eastern Yemen, as Riyadh continues its military aggression against the impoverished Arab country.

Yemen’s army spokesman Sharaf Luqman said on Tuesday that Saudi warplanes have bombarded areas in Ma’rib Province using chemical and biological agents.

Luqman, who was speaking to Lebanon’s al-Mayadin TV, would not elaborate on further details, but said the attacks have failed to assist “terrorists” and militants loyal to the fugitive former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, to retake territory in Ma’rib and advance toward the capital, Sana’a. The provincial capital city of Ma’rib is located about 195 kilometers (121 miles) east of the capital.

Riyadh has been seeking to take control of Sana’a from the Houthi Ansarullah movement. Reports broke out in the Saudi-run media outlets earlier in the day claiming that militants loyal to Hadi and Saudi Arabia have made inroads in Ma’rib.

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