At least three Houthi militias were killed Thursday in clashes with army troops in Western Yemen, according to the Yemeni military.
The Iranian-backed Houthis attacked army positions in Al Hudaydah province, the press office of the al-Amalika Brigade said in a statement.
Yemeni forces responded and neutralized three militia members, including a field commander.
The Houthis had not yet issued a statement about the attack.
Yemen has remained wracked by violence since 2014, when the Iran-aligned Houthi group overran much of the country, including the capital, Sana’a.
The conflict escalated the following year when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a massive air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi gains and supported the country’s pro-Saudi government.
*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz from Ankara
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