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Hezbollah leaders died in Yemen, says minister

February 6, 2020 at 2:59 am

Yemeni soldiers [Al-Mashareq English/Facebook]

Senior military leaders affiliated to Hezbollah and Iran have been killed while battling alongside the Houthi-led forces, Yemeni information minister, Muammar Al-Eryani, announced yesterday.

Al-Eryani told official Saba News Agency that the “Yemeni army, with support from the Saudi-led coalition, was able to advance on the fronts of Naham, Sarwah, Al-Jawf and Al-Bayda cities.”

“During confrontations, the Houthi forces incurred hundreds of deaths, including military leaders and experts from Hezbollah and Iran,” the Yemeni official pointed out, adding that the battles were “still raging” and that the Houthis were “concealing their true losses.”

Impoverished Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since Houthis overran much of the country, including the capital, Sanaa, since 2015. The crisis escalated later that year when a Saudi-led military coalition launched a devastating air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi territorial gains.

The war, in which the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) back the Saudi-led coalition, has killed more than 100,000 people and pushed millions to the brink of famine, according to the United Nations (UN) official data.

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