MA’ARIB, YEMEN – Remind me again how targeting people at prayer is OK.
For a heck of a lot of people worship is a very important part of their lives. Whether it is personal prayer or collective services – even those who show up once a year at best (e.g. midnight mass for some Christians at Christmas time) – the absence of this opportunity to recognise/thank/beg one’s Creator would hurt.
When it comes to collective gatherings there is a sense of community. I am sure there are also social benefits and even perhaps personal/economic ones: lots of faith bodies go to the aid of their less fortunate members identified in part through these common events.
On this day in 2020
Houthi terrorists launched a drone and missile attack on a mosque in Ma’arib, Yemen, killing 83 soldiers and injuring 148 during evening prayers. The atrocity came a day after coalition-backed government forces launched a large-scale operation against the Houthis in the Nihm region, north of Sana’a.
The disgraceful actions of the Huthi militia without a doubt confirm its unwillingness to [achieve] peace, because it knows nothing but death and destruction and is a cheap Iranian tool in the region.Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi
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