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Saudi-led coalition says 138 insurgents killed near Yemen's Marib

By AFP - Nov 07,2021 - Last updated at Nov 07,2021

RIYADH — The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said on Sunday that it killed 138 Houthi rebels over the previous 24 hours in raids near the government stronghold of Marib.

The coalition, which has militarily backed the internationally-recognised Yemeni government since 2015, has reported strikes on a near-daily basis with high tolls each time.

The Houthis rarely comment on the strikes but have continued their advance towards Marib, the last remaining government stronghold in the north.

"Seventeen military vehicles were destroyed and 138" rebels were killed during the air raids on Al Jubah, south of Marib, and Al Kassara to the northwest, according to a coalition statement reported by the official Saudi Press Agency.

Yemen's civil war was sparked after the Houthis seized the capital Sanaa in 2014, prompting Saudi-led forces to intervene to prop up the government the following year.

Tens of thousands of people have died and millions displaced in what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

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