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Thousands of Muslims flock to Prophet Hud's tomb in Yemen despite war and coronavirus

AFP, 29 Mar 2021
Thousands of Muslim worshippers gather around the tomb of Prophet Hud, known in Arabic as Qabr Nabi Hud, for the four-day pilgrimage which precedes the holy fasting month of Ramadan despite an escalation in fighting and coronavirus cases in war-torn Yemen. Tens of thousands of people and millions of others have been displaced in Yemen's conflict that erupted in 2014 between the Saudi-backed government and the Iran-aligned Huthi rebels. Yemen is currently registering approximately 100 new coronavirus cases per day, with the real number likely much higher.

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