The Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Minister Badr bin Hamad Al Busaidi discussed with his Yemeni counterpart Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak the latest developments in Yemen and the efforts of the United Nations to end the war.
The two sides also stressed the need to intensify cooperation with various parties to achieve security and stability in Yemen.
The Yemeni minister delivered a message to Sultan Haitham bin Tariq from Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi regarding bilateral relations and ways to enhance them in various fields.
The local authority in the Yemeni govern orate of Ma’rib called on the international community to take a stand against what the Houthi forces are committing against civilians and the displaced in the govern-orate .
The local authorities had said that 21 civilians were killed by targeting a gas station with a ballistic missile and a bombed drone.
In a statement, it also called on the international community to take effective action, to ensure the safety of about 3 million residents and displaced people in Marib, who have been subjected to continuous attacks for years with ballistic missiles and booby-trapped planes, resulting in hundreds of civilian deaths and injuries, according to the statement .
The local authority in Marib stated that the Houthis’ resort to these attacks confirms what it described as the “terrorist behavior” of the Houthi group, after the painful blows it received at the hands of the army and the resistance.
For his part, the leader of the Houthi group in Yemen, Muhammad Ali al-Houthi, said that the group targeted a camp in the city of Ma’rib.
In a tweet, Muhammad Ali al-Houthi called for the formation of independent committees to investigate what was said about the killing of children and civilians in Marib, or any incidents in which there were casualties at the hands of the coalition forces .
The Yemeni government controls most of the governorate of Marib, including its center (the city of Marib), while the Houthis control some areas of the governorate.
Since the beginning of last February, the Houthis have intensified their attacks in Marib to control it, as it is the most important stronghold of the government and the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense, in addition to its enjoyment of oil and gas wealth.
Last Tuesday, the US and UN envoys to Yemen, Timothy Linderking and Martin Griffiths, called during their meeting in the Jordanian capital, Amman, for an immediate ceasefire in the country.
Yemen has been witnessing a war for seven years that has killed 233,000 people, and 80% of the population of about 30 million people have become dependent on aid to survive, in the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the United Nations.