DUBAI: Hundreds of Houthis including field commanders, were killed in one week of clashes with the Yemeni army in Hajjah province, SPA state news agency reported on Saturday.
Military forces launched air strikes on the Iranian-backed Houthi militia positions, which left multiple casualties.
Meanwhile, the SPA reported on Friday that houthi militants committed 514 violations against civilians in less than 9 days in areas under their control.
The breaches happened between Oct. 1 and 10 and include killings, injuries, abductions and random bombings, among other violations, Yemeni Network for Rights and Freedoms said in a report.
The militia killed 51 civilians, wounded 34 and abducted 102. Among those dead was a family of 5.
“A group of militants stopped the car with the whole family on board, and asked the driver to pay 20,000 riyals after they searched it,” the Network reported.
The militia changed their mind after receiving the payment and attempted to arrest the man, but he refused and tried to flee. The militants shot at the wheel during a car chase, causing the vehicle to swerve and ram into a truck.
The head of the network, Mohammed Ahmed Al-Oumda, urged the international humanitarian and rights groups to condemn the Houthi crimes.