Over 20 Houthis killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen's Marib: source

Source: Xinhua| 2021-09-12 19:17:49|Editor: huaxia

SANAA, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- At least 20 Houthi forces were killed when Saudi-led airstrikes hit Houthi reinforcements in Yemen's Marib province, a government military source said on Sunday.

"The airstrikes targeted the reinforcements on Saturday evening at the frontline of Rahabah district, destroying four pick-up vehicles and killing more than 20 people," the source in the frontline told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Meanwhile, the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV on Saturday reported 17 airstrikes on frontlines of Marib's western districts of Rahabah, Jabal Murad and Sirwah, without providing further details.

Last week, the Houthis advanced into al-Kulah, the center town of Rahabah district, after deadly fighting with the government troops.

The Iran-backed Houthi militia launched in February a major offensive on Marib in an attempt to seize control of the oil-rich province, the last northern stronghold of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government. Enditem

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