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149 killed in 24 hours in Yemen's Hodeida: medics, military

  • News Desk

    Agence France-Presse

Hodeida, Yemen   /   Mon, November 12, 2018   /   01:41 pm
149 killed in 24 hours in Yemen's Hodeida: medics, military An image grab taken from a video handed out by Yemen's Huthi rebels on March 27, 2018 shows what appears to be Huthi military forces launching a ballistic missile on March 25 reportedly from the capital Sanaa. Anssarullah Media Center / AFPAlexander NEMENOV / AFP (AFP/-)

At least 149 people including civilians were killed in 24 hours of clashes between government loyalists and rebels in Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida, medics and military sources said Monday. 

A military source in Hodeida confirmed seven civilians had died in the key port city, without giving further details. 

Medics in hospitals across Hodeida reported 110 Huthi rebels and 32 loyalist fighters killed overnight. Military sources confirmed that a Saudi-led pro-government alliance had targeted the rebels with multiple air strikes.