The Yemeni army on Wednesday accused Houthi rebels of executing three soldiers in the southern province of Ad Dali’. 

Houthi rebels abducted five soldiers in the province and gunned down three of them, the army’s September Net website said.

The fate of the two other soldiers remains unknown.

There was no comment from the Houthi group on the claim.

Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since 2014, when 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.

More than 100,000 Yemenis, including civilians, are believed to have been killed in the conflict, which has led to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with the millions at risk of starvation.

*Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara

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