Yemen: 9 killed in fighting between Government forces and Houthi fighters in al-Bayda province
Around four government troops and five Houthi fighters were killed on Tuesday in fighting between the two sides in the southeastern province of al-Bayda, a military official told Xinhua, Trend reported.
Scores of Houthi fighters launched an armed attack, accompanied by heavy shelling on the positions of government forces in the area of AlHumegan located in the southwest of al-Bayda province, the local military source said on condition of anonymity.
He said that the attack sparked armed confrontations that ended up in killing four government soldiers, including a field military commander, and wounding several others.
The source pointed out that the government forces repulsed the attack, and fought fierce battles with the Houthis causing unknown casualties among the Houthi assailants.