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Did Saudi Arabia Bomb Yemen's Ancient Marib Dam?

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Breaking News, History, War & Conflict

Unconfirmed reports say that Saudi coalition forces, which have been bombing Yemen for more than two months have targeted the Marib Dam [1], one of the engineering wonders of the ancient world.

On Twitter, Hussain Albukhaiti claims:

In a follow up tweet, Albukhaiti posts a photograph of ruins, of what he describes as the dam, which dates back to the 8th century BC and is considered the oldest known dam in the world:

The size of the destruction of Yemeni infrastructure and history is still unaccounted for. We are gathering information and leads here [11] on the damage on Global Voices Checkdesk, a collaboration project between Meedan Checkdesk [12], an online news verification tool, and Global Voices Online.

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