Houthi Rebels Claim Killing of Dozens of Sudanese and Saudi Soldiers in Yemen

The Houthi rebel group in Yemen claimed its fighters have killed at least 80 Sudanese and 15 Saudi Arabia soldiers fighting alongside the Saudi-led coalition against the group across the war-hit country.

A pro-Houthi channel, Al-Masirah TV, reported that the casualties occurred during a military operation in the city of Haradh in Hajjah Governorate.

“Houthi forces also cleared dozens of villages and other sites west of Haradh during the massive operation against coalition forces,” the outlet quoted an unnamed military source as saying.

The official claimed that 500 Sudanese and Saudi soldiers were killed and wounded during the two days of military operations in the city.

“We have also seized military equipment, including armored vehicles, tanks and heavy and medium weapons during the operation,” the official added.

The Iranian-backed Houthis have been engaged in intensive fighting inside Yemen and have also carried out several cross-border attacks targeting Saudi Arabia and UAE.

Saudi defense authorities had earlier said they have intercepted missiles fired by Yemeni Houthis, while UAE also intercepted several missiles and drones launched by Houthi rebels.

In February, Houthi rebels targeted a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi in which three people were killed, the first deadly attack that led to the escalation of tension. Both the Gulf countries (Saudi and UAE) have intensified air operations against Houthi in Yemen that also resulted in civilian casualties.    

According to the UN’s 2021 report, 377,000 people were killed in the Yemen war.

 


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