18 Dead As Yemen Loyalists Attack Rebels On Red Sea Coast
Umer Jamshaid 4 years ago Sat 07th January 2017 | 08:30 PM
ADEN, Jan 7, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 07th Jan, 2017 ) - Yemeni government forces attacked rebel positions on the Red Sea coast on Saturday sparking clashes in which seven soldiers, including a general, and 11 rebels were killed, loyalist military sources said.
The assault on the coastal district of Dhubab, just 30 kilometres (20 miles) north of the Bab al-Mandab strait linking the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, came after the government sent reinforcements from its headquarters in Aden.
In September and October, two US warships and a United Arab Emirates vessel contracted to the coalition were targeted by missile fire from rebel-held territory. The loyalist offensive failed to dislodge the rebels from their positions as they put up fierce resistance, leaving many wounded on both sides, the commander said.