Officials: Saudi-led air raids kill at least 20 in Yemen


Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say a Saudi-led coalition has launched more than a dozen airstrikes against anti-government rebels in Taiz province, killing at least 20.

They say the raids Tuesday killed more than 15 fighters from the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis. They say the Houthis were also fighting pro-government forces southwest of Taiz.

The security officials say coalition airstrikes also killed five rebels just outside the city of Bihan in Shabwa province, while eight people were killed in fighting in Jawf province.

The conflict in Yemen pits the country's internationally recognized government and the U.S.-allied, Saudi-led coalition against the Houthis, who are allied with Yemen's longtime former president.

The officials, who back neither side in the conflict, spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to brief reporters.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent World stories

Related topics

World
AHMED AL-HAJ

    STAY IN THE KNOW

    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast