Yemeni government forces kill 2 top Houthi commanders
Clashes took place in Al Hudaydah province, says military source
Two senior commanders of Yemen’s Houthi rebel group were killed in clashes with government forces in Al-Hudaydah province, the Yemeni army said Wednesday.
The Iranian-backed Houthis attacked army positions in Al Hudaydah, West Coast Joint Forces Spokesperson Col. Vaddah ed-Debish told Anadolu Agency.
Yemeni forces responded and neutralized the two militia commanders.
The Houthis have not issued a statement on the attack so far.
Yemen has remained wracked by violence since 2014, when the Iran-aligned Houthi group overran much of the country, including the capital, Sana’a.
The conflict escalated the following year when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a massive air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi gains.
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