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Houthi leaders killed during coalition airstrikes, confrontations in Taiz

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Military sources reported the killing of at least 30 Houthi militants, among them Abu Nasser al-Hamzi, a Houthi leader in charge of the sniper unit front in the western city of Mokha during clashes with Yemen’s National Armed forces.

Another Houthi leader, Abu al-Fadel al-Kilani was killed along with a number of militants by coalition airstrikes in the nearby Maqbna front, which is close to the frontlines.

On Sunday morning, intense clashes erupted in north of Mokha between Yemen’s National Armed and popular resistance forces on one hand and with Houthi militia on the other hand, east of Hiss directorate, south of al-Hudaydah governorate.

Field sources clarified that the confrontations are supported by coalition Apatche fighter jets, and that fighting is spreading toward the roads connecting Hudaydah, Jabal Ras and al- Adin in the governorate of Ibb.

This escalation comes on the heels of renewed coalition airstrikes in the early hours on Sunday on Houthi targets and positions in al-Baidaa governorate.

Sources in the local resistance said that the airstrikes targeted gatherings and military vehicles of the Houthi militia in al-Khaliqa mountain of the al-Sawadiyah district, inflicting casualties and damages among the Houthis.