20 Houthis killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen

An armoured vehicle and military trucks belonging to the Houthi militia were also destroyed in the airstrikes, said the ministry.

Aden: Yemen’s government announced on Friday that 20 Houthis were killed in airstrikes launched by the Saudi-led coalition in the country’s northeastern province of al-Jawf.

 The airstrikes targeted the Houthis in al-Jawf’s eastern part, according to a brief press statement released by the Yemeni Defence Ministry.

An armoured vehicle and military trucks belonging to the Houthi militia were also destroyed in the airstrikes, said the ministry.

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Yemen has been mired in civil war since late 2014, when the Houthi group seized control of much of the country’s north and forced the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa.

The Saudi-led military coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict in March 2015 to support Hadi’s government.

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