Nearly 200 Houthis Killed in Yemen’s Maarib

37 killed in ground fighting, 160 in airstrikes

Yemen’s war is continuing into the new year with the same story of high death tolls. On Saturday, reports are that nearly 200 Houthis were slain in Maarib Province.

Yemeni soldiers fought Houthis south of Maarib, reporting 37 killed. They also claimed to have taken key positions.

On top of that, the Saudis reported 23 airstrikes in the same area, claiming 160 Houthis killed and 17 vehicles destroyed. The Houthis made no comment.

The Houthis first started contesting Maarib in February. Now, nearly a year later, the Houthis control most of it, but fighting and airstrikes continue, with the heavy casualties.

Author: Jason Ditz

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