28 Yemeni coup rebels killed in attacks

Intensified raids by Arab coalition warplanes and ground attacks by the national Yemeni army and resistance killed 28 coup insurgents from the Houthis and their allies on Wednesday, Yemen’s press reported on Thursday.

The air raids targeted positions for the Houthis and forces loyal to deposed president Ali Abdullah Saleh in Bihan city in the central Albayda governorate.

Quoting resistance sources, Masdar Online aid 15 insurgents were killed and several others were injured in the raids on Wednesday morning.

In the Southwest, national resistance fighters attacked a Houthi convoy in Damat city, killing 13 rebels and injuring several others, Marib Press reported.

It quoted a military source as saying rocket propelled grenades and machine guns were used in the attacks, resulting in the destruction of two armored vehicles.

“Clashes have been raging for days between the national resistance and the coup rebels on the fringes of Damat…the Houthis are trying to advance towards Al Dale governorate, which is under the control of the national army and the coalition but are facing fierce resistance from the national forces,” a military source said.