Yemen: Battle for key Yemeni base in south kills dozens of fighters
Yemeni security officials say airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen’s Shiite rebels and ground clashes have killed and wounded dozens in the southwestern port city of Mokha.
Tuesday’s battle was over a key military base located along a vital road to the heavily contested western city of Taiz. The officials say 35 pro-government fighters and rebels died.
The officials are neutral in Yemen’s conflict. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to reporters.