Around 15 Houthi rebels have been killed on Friday in an ambush in Lahij, a city which lies between Aden and Taiz, sources told Al Arabiya News Channel.
The incident against the Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim group comes a day after a Saudi Arabia-led coalition began airstrikes against the Houthis, who had seized the capital Sanaa and much of the country’s east, forcing the internationally recognized government and its President, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to retreat to Aden, a southern port city.
Meanwhile, former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh sent forces loyal to him to block the road connecting Aden and the sea port city of Mukalla, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
On Friday, fighter jets of Saudi-led coalition forces pounded a Republican Guard camp in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa as Operation “Decisive Storm” continues for the second day targeting Houthi strongholds and their camps.
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