At least 90 people fighting for the Saudi-backed forces who have occupied parts of Yemen were killed in the missile attack by the country’s ruling Houthi Ansarullah movement.
More than 130 militants were also injured in the attack, which targeted a military camp occupied by forces from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries operating under a Saudi-led coalition in Ma’rib.
Speaking on the phone to Adel al-Qamiri, a commander of the forces loyal to him, Hadi claimed the attack shows that Houthis do not seek restoration of peace in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of Hadi back to power and crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has claimed more than 100,000 lives over the past four and a half years.
The war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.