Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 14 October 2019

Twenty Houthi rebels killed in air strikes

Arab Coalition jets launched a series of raids on Saturday

A member of Yemeni pro-government forces takes part in a military operation against Houthi positions in the southern province of Dhalea. EPA
A member of Yemeni pro-government forces takes part in a military operation against Houthi positions in the southern province of Dhalea. EPA

Twenty Houthi rebels have been killed in an attack by the Yemeni National Army, UAE officials have announced.

A series of air strikes in Sirwah, west of Marib Governorate, were ordered on Saturday, said Emirati state news agency Wam.

A number of rebel soldiers were also wounded in the attack. The Yemen conflict began four years ago when Houthi forces took over the country’s capital, Sanaa, and overthrew the internationally recognised government of President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi.

“Fighter jets of the Arab Coalition… launched air strikes against the coup militia sites and gatherings, killing and wounding dozens of rebels,” a military source quoted by the official Yemeni news agency said.

The UAE has provided more than $5.5 billion (Dh20.19bn) in aid to Yemen since the start of the civil war.

Updated: July 14, 2019 11:42 AM

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