Yemeni government and Houthi representatives reach agreement on first phase of mutual redeployment of forces, UN spokesperson

Yemeni government and Houthi representatives reach agreement on first phase of mutual redeployment of forces, UN spokesperson
Clashes with Yemen troops led to the deaths of scores of Houthi militia. (File/Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP)
Updated 18 February 2019

Yemeni government and Houthi representatives reach agreement on first phase of mutual redeployment of forces, UN spokesperson

Yemeni government and Houthi representatives reach agreement on first phase of mutual redeployment of forces, UN spokesperson
  • More than 40 militants were killed in the southern Taiz province, and 18 others were killed on the Damt front in the southern Ad Dali province
  • Scores of militants were wounded, while the army seized military-grade equipment and ammunition

DUBAI: More than 85 Iran-backed Houthi militants were killed and more wounded in clashes with the Yemeni army supported by the Arab Coalition across the country on Saturday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

According to the reports, more than 40 militants were killed in the southern Taiz province, and 18 others were killed on the Damt front in the southern Ad Dali province, while more than 30 were killed in clashes with the Hajour tribe northwest of the country.

Scores of militants were wounded, while the army seized military-grade equipment and ammunition.

Meanwhile, Yemen’ Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad al-Hadrami said that the continued conflict stirred by the Houthis threatens the Swedish peace agreement and any progress in the political process.

In a meeting with UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash on the sidelines of the 55th session of the Munich Conference of Security 2019, Al-Hadrami said that the continued Houthi manipulation represents the failed opportunities for peace in Yemen.

For his part, UAE’s Gargash stressed on the need to combine efforts and send clear messages to the international community revealing the truth behind the militia’s violations on the ground.