Thursday, 21 October, 2021

156 Yemeni rebels killed in Marib operation

156 Yemeni rebels killed in Marib operation

RIYADH: More than 150 Huthi rebels have been killed in an operation south of Marib, a major hotspot of Yemen's civil war, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the militants said on Monday, reports AFP.

"The targeting process included the destruction of eight military vehicles, and casualties exceeded 156 terrorist elements," a coalition statement said, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

The operation took place in Abdiya south of Marib, the internationally recognised government's last outpost in northern Yemen and key to controlling the region's oil wealth.

Yemen has been devastated by a seven-year conflict pitting the Iran-backed Huthi rebels against the internationally recognised government supported by a Saudi-led military coalition.