Arab coalition air raid kills 45 Houthi militias, among them a senior figure

Houthi militant stands guard on the roof of a building overlooking a rally attended by supporters of the Houthi movement in Sanaa. (Reuters)

At least 45 Houthi militias were killed after an Arab coalition air raid targeted their convoy in the near the town of Burj, west of Taiz.

Among those killed was senior Houthi militia figure Amin al-Humaidan as the raid also destroyed a number of the militias’ weapons and vehicles.

The raid comes just two days after the Arab coalition reported that it had intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias towards the Yemeni army outpost in al-Dhabbab province in Taiz.

Army sources reported that the missile was launched from the Khaled camp near Taiz.

Most of Taiz province is controlled by Houthi militias, who are besieging forces allied with UN-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi holed up in the provincial capital of the same name.

In the western province of Hodeida, Saudi-led coalition aircraft carried out a series of strikes on a rebel training camp on Saturday, leaving "dozens of dead and wounded," a military official said.

The camp, 70 kilometres (45 miles) east of Hodeida city, is home to young recruits enlisted by the Houthi militias, who two weeks ago forced each district of Hodeida to send 30 young people there for conscription.

(With AFP)

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53