Around 30 fighters killed in central Yemen clashes: tribal sources

Shiite rebels known as Houthis stand next to a wreckage of a vehicle at the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP)

Around 30 fighters were killed in clashes between Houthi militiamen and tribesmen in the central Yemeni province of Mareb on Thursday, tribal sources said.

"The Houthis and (army) forces launched a big attack on the area but the popular committees resisted them and killed 21 of the attackers. Nine of the defenders were killed," one tribesman told Reuters by phone from the area.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47