GCC Secretary General Strongly Denounces Bombing Mosque in Marib, Yemen

Saturday 1438/6/19 - 2017/03/18
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Riyadh, Jumada II 19, 1438, March 18, 2017, SPA -- Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), strongly condemned a missile attack carried out yesterday by Houthi and Saleh militias against a mosque in Sirwah Directorate, in Marib Province, which resulted in martyrdom and wounding scores of innocent worshipers.
In a statement to Saudi Press agency (SPA), the GCC Secretary General stressed that this rocket attack is a heinous terrorist crime which is incompatible with the principles of Islamic (Sharia) law and international law, stressing that targeting places of worship and shedding the blood of innocent people are terrorist crimes and represent a dangerous escalation which cannot be justified or tolerated.
Dr. Al-Zayani stressed the GCC stand by the Yemeni government, calling upon the international community to condemn such heinous terrorist crimes.
He expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and the Yemeni government and people, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.
--SPA
12:15 LOCAL TIME 09:15 GMT