Sunday, 23 August 2009

Two Al Houthi field leaders killed

By Nasser Arrabyee/23/08/2009

Two field leaders of Al Houthi rebels were killed in confrontations between the rebels in government troops in Harf Sufyan, Amran province, local sources said Sunday.

Muhsen Hadi Al Kaoud, and Saleh Garman who are filed leaders of Al Houthi, were killed and some others were arrested, said the sources who asked not to be named.

The sources added that about 100 dead bodies most of them of Al Houthi supporters were found in and around the town of Harf Sufyan where the rebels tried to block the road between Sa'ada and the capital Sana'a. Harf Sufyan is about 140 km north of Sana'a.

Over the last 24 hours, the air fighters have been continuously bombarding the strongholds and hideouts of the rebels in Dhahyan, Mutrah, Naqa'a, Al Mahather,Talh and Makash.

On their part, the sources said, Al Houthi rebels used artillery to bombard the city of Sa'ada.

The sources added, Al Houthi rebels tried Saturday to attack the city of Sa'ada from two directions, but army drove them back after dozens were killed and injured in fierce confrontations.

Meanwhile, the Yemeni government denied Iranian media allegations aired by Al Alam channel that Yemen and Saudi Arabia had established a joint operation room against Al Houthi rebels.

These allegations reveal that those who spread such lies are supporting the rebels of Al Houthi, said official statement.

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