Dozens of Houthis killed as battles rage in Yemen

Dozens of Houthis killed as battles rage in Yemen

DUBAI: Dozens of Houthi militia have been killed in battles across Yemen, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday.

The Yemeni army killed 45 militia and wounded 30 in Ibb province, while another 40 Houthi fighters were killed in clashes in Qaataba district.

In Marib province, coalition raids killed a Houthi commander and his men.

Meanwhile, coalition-backed forces sieged the main route that connects the provinces of Al-Dhale and Ibb south of Sanaa.

Fighting picked up in Hodeidah despite a truce agreement between the warring sides in December. An offensive by Yemeni forces last year liberated much of Houthi-controlled territory along the strategic Red Sea, about four years after the Iran-supported group ousted the internationally-recognized government.

The Yemeni government has claimed the Houthis were using the port of Hodeidah to smuggle weapons from Iran to sustain their military campaign.

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