Yemen’s Houthis in deadly clashes with Hadi loyalists

In this April 26, 2015, file photo, a man carries a boy who was injured during a crossfire between tribal fighters and Shiite militia known as Houthis, in Taiz, Yemen. In a report released Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. (AP)

At least 21 Iranian-backed Houthi militias have been killed in Yemen’s central city of Ibb during clashes with forces loyal to legitimate President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

According to Al Arabiya News channel, a number of Houthis were injured during the heavy clashes that took place on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia has targeted Houthi positions in the western province of Maareb.

Also on Thursday, 11 civilians were killed and more than 35 injured by shelling in Yemen’s third largest city of Taez, independent local officials, witnesses and medical officials said, according to Reuters news agency.

The sources, who were speaking on conditions of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters, said the shelling was by Houthi fighters who were attacking areas controlled by pro-government forces.

Houthi reinforcements were being sent to the city, witnesses said.

Pro-Hadi fighters had captured several locations in Taez over the past week, and currently control most of the city.

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