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80 Houthi fighters killed, over 100 held captive in Nehm

At least 80 Houthis combatants have been killed and over a hundred fighters held captive in intense clashes that flared up between Iran-backed rebels and forces of the internationally recognized government in Nehm, located to the east of Houthi-held Sana’a.

Spokesperson of the Yemeni Army Abdo Mughali said that the militias suffered heavy losses, as 80 died and 100 were imprisoned the past few days.

A military source reiterated that the army forces launched assaults on Houthis and seized strategic sites, including Al Bayda mountain, south of Sana’a.

On the other hand, the death toll from a suspected Houthi rebel missile attack on a military camp in Marib province has risen to at least 116.

The attack hit the camp mosque while soldiers were performing an evening prayer, making it one of the bloodiest incidents in the country.

This comes after UN special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, praised last week a relative de-escalation and a decrease in violence across the country.

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