17 Houthis Killed In Central Yemen: Military Source

17 Houthis Killed In Central Yemen: Military Source

SANAA, Sept 20 (NNN-YPA) – A total of 17 Houthi militants were killed, when they attempted to infiltrate into a military camp, in the government-controlled province of Marib in central Yemen, a military source on the frontline said, yesterday.

The operation happened late on Sunday night in Madghal district, in the north-western part of the province.

“Two groups of Houthi militants tried to infiltrate into the camp from two different directions, despite the truce,” the source said, on condition of anonymity.

Government media outlets reported the militia’s attack in Madghal, without providing details.

The oil-rich province of Marib has been under government control since the Yemeni civil war broke out in late 2014, when the Houthi militia stormed several northern provinces and forced the Saudi-backed Yemeni government out of the capital, Sanaa.

The ongoing truce, brokered by the United Nations between the Yemeni government and Houthis, has been largely held. It went into force for the first time on Apr 2, and was renewed for two months on Jun 2, and then extended for an additional two months on Aug 2.

– NNN-YPA

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