CLASHES KILL 39 IN YE­MEN, SAY MEDICS

Deccan Chronicle - - WORLD -

Al Duraihimi, Ye­men, June 14: Heavy clashes killed 39 com­bat­ants out­side Ye­men’s rebel-held port city of Hodeida on Thursday, as a Saudi and UAE-backed of­fen­sive to re­take the key aid hub en­tered its sec­ond day. Ye­men’s Iran-backed Huthi rebels suf­fered 30 fa­tal­i­ties in the fight­ing, which took place 2 km from Hodeida air­port, south of the city, med­i­cal sources said. Nine pro-gov­ern­ment troops were killed in the same area, the medics said. Mil­i­tary sources said the deaths were caused by mines and snipers. Am­bu­lances were seen ar­riv­ing front loaded with dead and wounded.

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