Yemen’s Houthi rebel group said six of its commanders have been killed in recent battles with the government forces, according to the group-run Saba news agency.
According to the news agency, the funeral of the bodies of “Col. Abd al-Latif Saleh al-Ghafari, Col. Moeen Abdullah Mar’i, Col. Abd al-Badi` Abd al-Rab al-Houthi and Col. Ali Yahya al-Wajih” were held in Sanaa on Wednesday, while the funerals of Brig. Yahya Abdel-Jabbar Hassan Jahdan and Brig. Abdullah Muhammad Hanash took place on Tuesday.
The news agency said that the officers were “killed while defending national sovereignty” in the face of what they described as invaders and mercenaries on several fronts.
In the coastal province of Al-Hudaydah, clashes broke out on Thursday between government forces and Houthi rebels.