Clashes, air strikes kill 75 in Yemen

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 21 Dec 2015 11:21:02

Armed Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, carry ammunitions as they hold a position in Sirwah on Saturday. (AFP)


SANAA, Dec 20 (AP)

FIERCE fighting and air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition pounded northern Yemen, as the two
main parties in the country’s conflict continued to violate a ceasefire agreement and undermine already tenuous peace talks in Switzerland.
The clashes in Hajjah Province near the Saudi border between rebel-allied units and pro-Government Yemeni forces have killed more than 75 over the past three days, Yemeni security officials and witnesses said.
The dead included more than 40 rebels and 35 government troops, with 50 wounded on the rebel side and dozens wounded on the Government side. Dozens of tanks and armoured vehicles were destroyed, according to the witnesses and security officials, who remain neutral in the conflict that has splintered the Arab world’s poorest country.