Al-Bayda: in a report on Tuesday, 50 were killed in Yemen clashes in addition to the Houthi strikes which killed at least 30 pro-government troops in Yemen’s largest airbase.
Military sources told AFP on Tuesday that, at least 50 rebels and pro-government troops including high-ranking officers have been killed. Dealth toll at Al-Bayda – Yemen’s central province.
a government military official said a colonel and 19 other loyalists were killed in the past 24 hours in fighting with the Houthi insurgents in the Al-Bayda district.
“Thirty rebels also met their fate in battlefield clashes and airstrikes.”
Although the Houthis rarely report a number of casualties, other military sources confirmed the figures.
In recent weeks, the Houthi have advanced in Al-Bayda province, while also fighting for the control of the Marib in the north – The strategic city.
In Marib, nearly hundreds of fighters have died from both sides as the Iran-backed rebels make their matching to seize Marrib – The last toehold in the north.
Sadly, Fear strikes many Yemenis because of the battle of Marib, however, they fled to the area to escape fighting in other parts of the country.
In 2014, Huthis seized the capital of Yemen, Sanaa.
The humanitarian crisis, as the UN calls it because, since 2014, tens of thousands have been killed while other millions were thrown into famine.
On Wednesday, The UN’s new envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg (Swedish diplomat) arrived in Riyadh to meet with Yemeni and Saudi officials.
The Huthis demanded the re-opening of the Sanaa airport, while the UN and Washington working to end the war. The airport was closed by Saudi under a blockade in 2016.
The Huthis demanded the airport re-opening before any ceasefire or negotiations.