Yemen Raids Kill About 79 Rebels in Just 48 Hours, According to Sources
According to the military and medical sources, Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen have killed more than 80 Huthi rebel fighters in just over 48 hours in the western province of Hodeida, on Tuesday.
Sources further claim that the strikes on Hodeida, left seven civilians dead, along with site of a vital port and target of a renewed coalition offensive.
Saudi Arabia interrupted in Yemen at the head of a military coalition to support the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after the Huthis expelled it from the capital Sanaa and swathes of the nation’s northern side.
The fraction has used air power to get rid of the Iran-backed rebels from much of the country’s south side.
However, the Huthis continued to hold Sanaa and the key Red Sea port of Hodeida.
After the collapse of United Nations-backed talks in September, the coalition announced it was relaunching an assault on Hodeida city and its port.
The port is the main source for channeling aid and necessaries into Yemen, which is on the brink of famine.
The fighting since has eased a bit and the coalition has focused its raids on the city limits and other parts of the surrounding state.
However, in the past 48 hours, coalition raids have hit two farms, two rebel training camps and an area close to the city’s port, which has left civilians to meet their death, according to rebel military sources.
Rescue operations and medical sources have confirmed that 79 rebel fighters were killed and their bodies taken to hospitals in the province.
Yemen’s war has left 10,000 people dead, mostly adults and children, since the fraction has intervened in 2015, and triggered what the UN has labelled the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.