More than 130 Yemen rebels have been killed in airstrikes south of Marib, a flashpoint of the civil war, the Saudi-led coalition says.
Dozens of strikes were carried out in the Abdiya district of Marib province. Marib city is the internationally recognized government’s last outpost in northern Yemen.
“We targeted nine military vehicles of the Houthi militia in Abdiya, and their losses exceeded 134 members,” says a coalition statement carried by official Saudi media.
Hundreds of Iran-backed Houthi rebels and military have died since fighting for the strategically vital city flared anew last month.
The Houthis warn they are “on the edges of the city,” in a video statement.
Rebel forces “today are on the edges of the city of Marib from several sides after defeating traitors and mercenaries… from several districts in Marib and liberating them completely,” spokesman Yahya Saree says.