More than 100 Houthis killed in Yemen
Dozens of Houthi rebels were injured in the Hodeidah district, military source says
More than 100 Houthi rebels were killed in Yemen on Thursday in strikes by the Arab coalition fighting on behalf of the internationally recognised government.
A military source said that the Houthi militia has lost 120 of its fighters and dozens were injured in the western Hodeidah district, reported Al Arabiya news channel.
The source added that fierce clashes took place on the ground, where at least 40 Houthi rebels were killed and dozens were wounded.
The Saudi-led coalition intervened in the Yemen war in 2015 to flush out the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who have repeatedly fired ballistic missiles into the kingdom.
The war between the Houthis and the coalition-backed government of President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi has killed more than 10,000 people since 2015, displaced more than 2 million and destroyed much of the country's infrastructure, including the health system.
Yemen relies heavily on food imports and is on the brink of famine. The United Nations says more than 22 million of the country's 25 million population need humanitarian assistance, including 11.3 million who are in acute need.
Published: March 1, 2018 03:24 PM