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Arab Coalition Airstrikes Kill Houthi Commander, 15 Militiamen in Hodeidah

Arab Coalition Airstrikes Kill Houthi Commander, 15 Militiamen in Hodeidah

Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 10:30
Yemeni pro-government soldier standing on top of a historical building in Marib. PHOTO: Reuters

Houthi head of operations in the Yemeni province Hodeidah and 15 others were killed in a raid by the Arab coalition to support the legitimacy in Yemen.

Sky News Arabia’s breaking news reported that the air strike targeted a gathering in the Directorate of Khokha, south of Hodeidah.

In the meantime, a report by the Yemeni army said that coup militiamen have been killed since Saturday, including 20 field commanders and three senior pro-insurgency “Republican Guard” commanders.

Fierce clashes have wounded hundreds, some of which are bearing serious injuries.

The report quoted a military source as saying that militias have undergone "a bloody week, during which hundreds were killed and wounded, and suffered heavy losses in equipment and weapons due to violent fighting on various fronts that coincided with the raids of coalition fighters backing the legitimacy."

According to the official website of the Yemeni armed forces, most of militia losses took place at the Nihm front (East Sanaa), which killed over a 100.

Other heavy casualties were registered across Taiz and Hajjah.

At least 82 people were killed in Hajjah.

More so, the fifth military zone in north-east Yemen was declared captured by an "African militia" fighting along Houthi ranks at the near-Saudi front in Midi.

"National army forces foiled an attempt by militias attempting to infiltrate the army base south of Midi," a military zone statement said.

Arab Coalition airstrikes on Thursday launched four airstrikes against coup militia spots in Mokha, west of Taiz.

In a statement to Asharq Al-Awsat, Al Bayda Governorate political activist Ahmad al-Hamzi said that "the pro-government popular resistance in al-Bayda continues to step up ambush military operations against coup militias as the latter attempt to advance.”

More so, Hamzi says that Popular Resistance fighters have seized weapons, ammunition and military equipment from Houthi militiamen.

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