At least 40 government soldiers were killed in a Houthi missile attack on a military base in southern Yemen on Sunday, according to a spokesman for Yemen’s southern forces.
40 soldiers killed in rebel attack on Yemen military base https://t.co/DNkdLG0wAt— breakingnews.com.bd (@bd_breaking) August 29, 2021
Mohamed al-Naqeeb said three ballistic missiles struck the al-Anad base in the southern Lahij province as a group of soldiers were holding exercises.
Over 60 soldiers were also injured in the attack, some of them critically, he added.
There was no comment from the Houthi group on the attack.
Footage shows massive destruction caused by a deadly missile attack launched by #Houthis on al-Anad military base, south #Yemen. So far, about 40 soldiers have been reported to be killed in the attack. #Republican_Yemenpic.twitter.com/QWN1DzsKka— Republican Yemen English (@RepYemenEnglish) August 29, 2021
Al-Anad, 60 kilometers (37.3 miles) north of the southern city of Aden, is one of the largest military bases in Yemen.
Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since 2014, when Iran-aligned Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including the capital Sanaa. The crisis escalated in 2015 when a Saudi-led coalition launched a devastating air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi territorial gains.
WARNING—GRAPHIC— Alex kennedy (@Alexkennedy30) August 29, 2021
A Yemeni National Army spokesperson confirms 30-40 soldiers killed and more than 60 wounded in the ballistic attack by the #Iran-backed Houthis in southern Yemen.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the conflict has claimed more than 233,000 lives.
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