More than 50 Houthi rebels killed in fighting in Yemen

In the town of Hodeida, in the west of Yemen, dozens of Houthi rebels have been killed since yesterday in fights and aerial bombardments. The local medical services have announced this on daily report.

In the port city of Hodeida, which is controlled by the rebels, heavy fighting takes place since Thursday. The coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, also carries out aerial attacks on the city.

Yesterday the violence was further increased. According to medical sources, 53 Shiite Houthi rebels have been killed since then. Dozens of fighters have also been injured. In the hospitals in Aden and Mokka, two cities controlled by the government, it appears that thirteen soldiers have died on the side of the army.

In the poverty-stricken Yemen, a civil war has been raging since 2014, which according to UN estimates has killed at least 28,000 people. Shiite Houthi rebels fight against supporters of President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi. The latter have received air support from the Arab coalition under the leadership of Sunni Saudi Arabia since 2015.

Later this month, the UN wants to bring the warring parties around the table after an attempt to organize peace talks failed in September in Geneva. Negotiations in Kuwait were also broken in 2016.

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