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Battles between Houthis, Yemeni army leave 85 militants killed

Clashes between the Iran-backed Houthi militants and the Yemeni army, have left over 85 militants killed and more wounded on Saturday, news reports said.

More than 40 militants were killed in the southern Taiz province, and 18 others were killed on the Damt front in the southern Ad Dali province, the reports said. More than 30 others were killed in clashes with the Hajour tribe northwest of the country. Scores of militants were wounded.

The army managed to seize military-grade equipment and ammunition, the reports added.

Yemen’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad al-Hadrami warned that the ongoing conflict by the Houthis threatens the Swedish peace agreement and any progress in the political process.

On the sidelines of the 55th session of the Munich Conference of Security 2019, Hadrami said, in a meeting with UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash, the continued Houthi manipulation represents the failed opportunities for peace in Yemen.

Meanwhile, UAE’s Gargash highlighted the need to unify efforts and address the international community to reveal the truth behind the militia’s violations on the ground.

Last Modified: Sunday، 17 February 2019 02:11 PM
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