30 Houthis killed in fighting with gov't forces in central Yemen

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-04 00:54:15|Editor: huaxia

SANAA, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- At least 30 Houthi rebels were killed on Saturday in fighting with the government forces in Yemen's central province of Marib, a government military officer told Xinhua.

Dozens from both warring sides were wounded in the fighting in the district of Sirwah in the northwest of Marib, the source said on condition of anonymity.

Meanwhile, Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani tweeted that the government forces recaptured several strategic areas in Sirwah after defeating the Houthi militia.

The Houthi group has made no comment yet. It has been trying to storm the oil-rich Marib, which is under control of the government.

Yemen has been mired in civil war since late 2014, when the Iran-backed Houthis seized control of several northern provinces and forced the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa. Enditem