Yemen: 500 militants killed in army operations in recent weeks

Tribal fighters take position on a street during fighting with Shiite rebels known as Houthis, in Taiz, Yemen, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015.

:: Yemeni sources announced the killing of more than 500 militants in recent weeks during operations between armed forces and the coalition in several provinces.

According to the sources, 128 militia members were killed in operations in the province of Tihama, hitting five military engineers, one of them is Iranian, as well as leaders including Ibrahim al-Moayad, Bashir al-Jabri and Hasan al-Shami.

The source noted that the operations of the legitimate forces backed by coalition aircraft have left the militias more than 200 dead in Nahm near the capital Sanaa.

The sources said that the military operations in Mukha resulted in the killing of 213 elements of militias, during raids on villages and farms in the region.

In Al-Jouf, on the border with Saudi Arabia, the sources said that a number of field militia leaders were killed, including Abdel Karim Halsa and Khalid Mubarak.

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