Yemen: More than 40 soldiers, Houthi rebels and civilians dead in clashes in the last 24 hours
Clashes and air strikes in southwest Yemen have killed more than 40 soldiers, rebels and civilians over the past 24 hours, officials and medics said on Monday.
Warplanes from the Saudi-led Arab coalition have pounded Houthi rebel positions east of the Red Sea port of Mokha and other areas of Taiz province since Sunday, a military official said.
Clashes raged after the air raids in the Jabal al-Nar area east of Mokha and north of the city on the road to Hudaida, Yemen’s main Red Sea port, the official said.
At least 17 rebels were killed in the air strikes and fighting, medical sources in rebel-held Hudaida said.