According to some reports I have read today, 65 people have died in the battles of Maarib. It include at least 26 loyalists of forces backed by Saudi Arabia. About 40 are insurgents considered close to Iran. Despite intense and repeated air raids of Riyadh’s aviation, Houthis are just a few kilometers from the main city of the oil-rich region. Over 60 people have been killed, according to a toll following violent clashes over the past 24 hours in northern Yemen where a battle between Houthi insurgents and loyalist forces has been ongoing for weeks to control Maarib, the last government stronghold in the country’s northern regions.