Thirteen Houthi militants and forces loyal to deposed Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh were killed and 27 others injured in clashes with fighters of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) and airstrikes waged by Arab coalition aircraft on their positions in the southern Yemeni governorate of Taiz.
A PRC source in the governorate said coalition aircraft waged a number of airstrikes targeting positions and groupings of Houthi militants and Saleh forces in Al Suweida’a , Al-Oshaqa areas, Al Gheel in Al Wazi’iya districts, west of the city and Al Jund and Sharman areas in eastern Taiz.
The same source added that resistance men repulsed attacks waged by Houthi militants and Saleh forces on their positions in Tha’bat, the presidential palace circumference, Saleh house in eastern Taiz and Al Ba’rara neighbourhood in the west.
It said that 13 Houthi militants were killed and 27 others injured and military equipment destroyed in the airstrikes. Meanwhile local sources in the governorate said 18 civilians including 5 children were wounded in a Houthi militants heavy artillery shelling on residential neighbourhood in downtown Taiz.