Middle East

Yemeni army, Houthis clash in central province

Scores of Houthi militia members killed and injured in fighting, says army

Handan Kazancı   | 15.05.2020
Yemeni army, Houthis clash in central province

YEMEN

The Yemeni army announced Friday that scores of Houthi militia members were killed in clashes in Al-Bayda governorate. 

The press office of the Yemeni military said many Houthis were also injured in the fighting.

The Houthis have yet to comment on the incidents.

Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since 2014, when Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including the capital Sana’a. The crisis escalated in 2015 when a Saudi-led military coalition launched a devastating air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi territorial gains.

Since then, tens of thousands of Yemenis, including civilians, are believed to have been killed in the conflict, while another 14 million are at risk of starvation, according to the UN.

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