China Daily (Hong Kong)

Clash with Houthi takes heavy toll

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At least 50 Houthi rebels and Yemeni pro-government troops have been killed as fighting intensifie­s for the key city of Marib, military sources said on Sunday. “In the past 48 hours, 43 Houthi fighters were killed mostly in coalition airstrikes” west of Marib, a military source told Agence FrancePres­se, another source said at least seven loyalists died in fighting. About 400 people have been reported dead in clashes for Marib this month, following a lull in fighting in the region. Marib, about 120 kilometers east of the capital Sanaa, sits at the crossroads between the southern and northern regions in Yemen.

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