SANAA, At least 18 fighters were killed on Wednesday, as the Yemeni government army defeated an attack by the Houthi rebels, in the central province of Bayda, a government security source said.
The Houthi attack targeted positions of the government forces in Kaniyah area, in northeast of Bayda.
The fighting lasted for hours, leaving at least 14 rebels and four soldiers killed and dozens from both sides injured, the source said.
Meanwhile, the Houthi-run al-Masirah television, reported that their military positions in Kaniyah area were attacked by five airstrikes.
Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014, when the Iran-backed Houthi rebels seized control of much of the country’s north and forced the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa.
Source: Nam News Network