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GCC chief deplores Yemen mosque attack

RIYADH, March 18 (KUNA) -- Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdullatif Al-Zayani on Saturday strongly condemned Friday's missile attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels, which targeted a mosque in the war-torn nation's western province of Marib.
In a statement to the press, Al-Zayani described the attack as a criminal act that runs counter to Islamic principles and international laws.
Moreover, he said that targeting places of worship is utterly unjustifiable, as he extended his deepest condolences to the victims of the attack and wished a speedy recovery for those wounded.
Dozens of pro-government forces were killed and scores wounded Friday when two missiles fired by Houthi rebels struck worshippers attending prayers in a mosque inside a military base. (end) mdm.nam