19 Yemeni soldiers killed on Red Sea coast

19 Yemeni soldiers killed on Red Sea coast
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Raging battles between Yemeni government forces and rebels on the country’s west coast have killed more than 100 fighters in the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday.

The bodies of at least 90 Huthi rebels were taken to a hospital in the Red Sea city of Hodeida, which is controlled by the insurgents, while 19 dead soldiers were taken to the southern port city of Aden, the medical and military sources said.

Deadly clashes have shaken the area around the key Red Sea town of Mokha since the start of the year when loyalist fighters launched an offensive to oust the Iran-backed Huthis and their allies.

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