Dozens of Houthi militias killed in Yemen

Pro-government army soldiers stand at the strategic Fardhat Nahm military camp, around 60km (40 miles) from Yemen's capital Sanaa, February 11, 2016. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi-led airstrikes and recent clashes have killed at least 59 Houthi militas, including prominent leaders, with dozens injured, Al Arabiya News reported Monday.

Clashes took place in the south-western governorate of Taez, where the coalition targeted Houthi-held areas, according to sources with the Popular Resistance Forces (PRF).

Yahya Zafran, a Houthi leader, was among 29 militas reportedly killed.

Sources said six Houthis militias were killed in clashes in Marib province, and a Houthi weapons depot was destroyed by coalition airstrikes.

It was also reported by sources that 10 Houthi militias were killed, including leader Yahya al-Mutawakkil Taha, in clashes with the national army and PRF in eastern Sanaa.

In central Ibb province, sources said the PRF carried out a surprise attack on Houthi militias, killing five.

In Al-Bayda province, the PRF attacked Houthi positions, killing five militias and wounding others.

In western Al-Hudayda governorate, Houthi leader Abdulwahab al-Houthi was reportedly killed by the PRF.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50