(Reuters) Saudi-led air strikes killed a group of around 20 Houthi fighters outside the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Wednesday and also shook the capital Sanaa in the north, militiamen opposed to the Houthis said.
A coalition of Arab states began bombing Houthi forces, the dominant faction in Yemen’s civil war, in March in a campaign to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power shortly after he fled to Saudi Arabia.
The Houthis say they are campaigning to persuade Hadi’s administration to bring them into the political system and seeking to stop corruption by senior officials. They have fanned out across much of Yemen since seizing Sanaa in September.
The militia sources said the Houthis were killed when the air raid hit their military convoy as it was transporting an artillery piece toward the northwest suburbs of Aden.
The death toll could not be independently verified.