Yemen says kills 16 Houthis, leaders among them

Yemeni forces killed 16 nothern Houthis, including a number of their leaders, state media reported on Wednesday.

Yemen says kills 16 Houthis, leaders among them

Yemeni forces killed 16 nothern Houthis, including a number of their leaders, state media reported on Wednesday following Sanaa's rejection of a ceasefire offer from the northern-based insurgents.

The Houthis died in "clashes" in their stronghold of Saada.

Yemeni troops also re-opened a blocked highway in the northern provinces and seized a number of farms there that Houthis were using as hideouts, the Defence Ministry's online "September 26" newspaper said.

"September 26" did not say when the "clashes" in Saada had taken place but reported that another Houthi leader was wounded in the province of Dahyan on Saturday.


Reuters


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