Biden admin. voices concern over Yemen as Houthi rebels continue violence on govt-held city

A member of security forces loyal to Yemen's Huthi rebels walks past a bonfire incinerating seized narcotic substances, in the Huthi-held capital on June 26, 2021, the United Nations' designated "International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking". (Photo by Mohammed HUWAIS / AFP) (Photo by MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP via Getty Images)

A member of security forces loyal to Yemen’s Huthi rebels walks past a bonfire incinerating seized narcotic substances, in the Huthi-held capital on June 26, 2021. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 11:53 AM PT – Saturday, July 3, 2021

The Biden administration said they’ve grown increasingly concerned about the increase of violence in Yemen.

State Department Spokesman Ned Price said the U.S. is fed up with Houthi rebel attacks. He stated the department is worried about the increasing toll on life the attacks are having.

Houthi rebels have repeatedly attacked Marib, the last city not held by a rebel group, over the past month in a bid to take over the country. The U.S. and United Nations have called for a ceasefire, but it has seemed to fall on deaf ears.

A grab from an AFPTV video shows an explosion from a projectile fired by fighters loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed government near the frontlines against the Huthi rebel forces in the region of al-Kassara, northwest of Marib, on June 28, 2021. - Clashes between rebels and Yemeni government fighters left over a hundred killed in Marib in three days, pro-government sources said, following a renewed offensive by the Iran-allied Huthis who escalated their efforts to seize the government's last stronghold in northern Yemen. (Photo by - / AFPTV / AFP) (Photo by -/AFPTV/AFP via Getty Images)

A grab from an AFPTV video shows an explosion from a projectile fired by fighters loyal to Yemen’s Saudi-backed government near the frontlines against the Huthi rebel forces in the region of al-Kassara, northwest of Marib, on June 28, 2021. (AFPTV/AFP via Getty Images)

“We are beyond fed up. We are horrified by the repeated attacks on Marib. We strongly condemn the Houthi missile attack on a residential neighborhood in Marib…it took civilian lives, including the life of a child,” said Price.

President Donald Trump declared the Houthis a terrorist group earlier this year. However, this was a decision quickly reversed by Joe Biden after the UN said such a designation could make famines in Yemen worse.

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