120 killed in Yemen fighting between Houthi rebels, government forces

Published: June 3, 2014
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Army soldiers man a checkpoint in Sanaa. PHOTO: REUTERS

Army soldiers man a checkpoint in Sanaa. PHOTO: REUTERS

SANAA: At least 120 people were killed in northern Yemen on Monday in fighting between Shia Houthi rebels and government forces, a Yemeni official said on Tuesday.

Yemeni planes shelled positions held by Houthi fighters in Omran province and army forces clashed with the rebels, killing around 100 of them, Ahmed al-Bekry, deputy governor told Reuters.

Twenty government soldiers were also killed in the fighting, he said.

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