10 Houthis killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen's Marib: gov't source

Source: Xinhua| 2021-08-21 19:21:56|Editor: huaxia

SANAA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Ten Houthi rebels were killed by Saudi-led Arab coalition airstrikes in Yemen's central province of Marib on Saturday, a Yemeni government military source told Xinhua.

"The ten, including three high-ranking leaders, were hit while driving in two vehicles in Sirwah district, a few miles east of Al-Kasarah frontline," the source in Marib said on condition of anonymity.

Meanwhile, the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported seven coalition airstrikes on Sirwah.

The Houthis began in February a major offensive on Marib in an attempt to seize control of the oil-rich province, the government's last northern stronghold.

Yemen's civil war flared up in late 2014 when the Iran-backed Houthi rebels seized control of much of the country's north and forced the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa.

The Saudi-led Arab coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict in March 2015 to support Hadi's government. Enditem

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