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 Intense fighting in Yemen’s Marib between the Houthi rebels and pro-government forces has led to the deaths of Houthi child soldiers.

More than 1,400 10-15 year olds recruited by the Iran-backed rebels have died in battle between 2014 and 2020.

An unknown number of young fighters have been sent home in coffins. More than 6,000 children have died or been maimed in the war, the U.N. children's agency reported.

Recruits are taken first to "culture centers" for nearly a month of religious courses. The children are told they are joining a holy war against Jews and Christians and Arab countries that have succumbed to Western influence.

Next, the recruits are sent to military training camps, and then to war.