Dam will break if Houthi rebels take Marib: Yemeni official

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The foreign minister of Yemen’s government in exile warned Sunday that a rebel takeover of the crucial, energy-rich city of Marib would be a disaster on the scale of the collapse of its ancient dam that decimated an entire kingdom. Ahmad Awad Bin Mubarak’s comments mark some of the most dire made regarding the offensive by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who have held Yemen’s capital since September 2014. Though the intervention of Saudi-led coalition halted their march south in 2015, the war has slogged on for years and created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Meanwhile, forces backing Y…

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