As many as 20 of Al-Houthi rebels killed in Northwestern Yemen


As many as 20 of Al-Houthi rebels killed in Northwestern Yemen As many as 20 of Al-Houthi rebels killed in Northwestern Yemen -  At least 20 Al-Houthi rebels were killed on Sunday, December 10 2017 as Saudi Arabia-led coalition aircraft attacked a missile depot in Hajjah province in northwestern Yemen, an Al-Houthi security official told Xinhua.

"Nearly 20 fighters were killed and some were wounded in the attacked location," said the official, who declined to be identified.

The warehouse exploded and caught fire after being hit by more than 10 airstrikes, the official said without giving further details.

The warehouse is located in a small military camp run by Al-Houthi fighters in the Ar-Raboo Region in Abs District, which provides military supplies to fighters in the Medi Town Medi which borders Saudi Arabia.

The attack on Sunday was the latest in a series of air strikes launched by the Saudi-led coalition, which fought Al-Houthi rebels in more than two-and-a-half years of war in Yemen.

The new increase in tensions comes six days after Al-Houthi rebels killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has turned to ally with a Saudi-led coalition, Xinhua reported on Monday, December 11 2017.

The security situation in Sana'a has calmed down after Al-Houthi's insurgents fully controlled Yemeni capital, controlled by Al-Houthi guerrillas, and defeated the armed supporters of Saleh. Residents in Sana`a gradually began to return to markets and roads, while state employees continued their work in various ministries.

On Saturday, December 9 2017, a Saudi-led coalition air strike hit a major Yemen satellite station in Yemeni-controlled Yemeni capital, killing four journalists. The air strikes were also targeted at two well-known markets in northern Sana'a and south of the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, killing six people, local officials said.

The Saudi-led coalition is interfering in the conflict in Yemen by 2015 to support President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The war in Yemen has killed more than 10,000 people, mostly civilians, and displaced three million more from their homes, the UN agency said.



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