Saudi-led airstrikes kill 40 Houthi rebels in Aden

Published May 29th, 2015 - 10:23 GMT

At least 40 Houthi militants were killed by Saudi-led coalition strikes and ground clashes in the Yemeni city of Aden Thursday, AFP reports.

Residents in Yemen’s second city said ongoing air raids by Saudi forces continued, with ground support from allied forces loyal to fugitive President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

“Coalition forces carried out qualitative and successful operations against the rebels after coordination between the coalition leadership and the Popular Resistance Council leadership,” Aden’s deputy governor Naef al-Bakri said to AFP.

Al-Bakri did not specify details of Saudi logistics but confirmed a number of rebel vehicles and checkpoints were hit during the strikes.

The Saudi-led campaign against Iran-backed Shia Houthis began on March 26 with over 2,000 people killed and 8,000 wounded, according to the World Health Organization.

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