Sunday, 18 October 2009

38 Al Houthi rebels killed and injured

By Ashwaq Arrabyee

More than 38 Al Houthi rebels were killed and injured in the ongoing battles between the troops and Al Houthi rebels in various areas in Saada and Harf Sufyan, security officials said Monday.

A group of 30 Al Houthi rebels were killed and injured while trying to infiltrate to some sites in Razeh area on Saturday.

8 others were killed in farms next to Saada road and in Al Kamb and Al Maqash areas.

The sources also said the troops destroyed five cars laden with weapons, ammunitions and explosives for the rebels in Mahdah, Al Sahala, Al Qofel and north of Al Khiyam.

A number of rebels were killed when their hideouts were destroyed in Al Mahdah area, Ghafer Mountain and in the road of Saada, the sources added.

In Harf Sufyan, the army continued its advance towards Muthalath Barat and defused a number of mines planted by the rebels, the sources said.

Meanwhile, the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki to Yemen, which was scheduled next Monday, was postponed until next week.

The current concerns of President Ali Abdullah Saleh were the reason of the delay", official sources said.

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