Strikes on Yemen’s largest airbase Sunday killed at the very least seven pro-government troops and injured scores extra, medical and loyalist sources informed AFP, blaming rebels for the assault.
Medics mentioned they obtained seven our bodies and handled greater than 50 individuals injured within the assault on Al-Anad air base within the government-held southern province of Lahij.
The internationally-recognised authorities — backed by a Saudi-led army coalition — and the Iran-allied Huthi rebels have been locked in battle since 2014, when the insurgents seized the capital Sanaa.
Armed forces spokesman Mohammed al-Naqib informed AFP there have been casualties, with out giving numbers, accusing the rebels of launching missile and drone strikes.
An area pro-government official, who spoke on situation of anonymity, confirmed fatalities.
There was no rapid remark from the insurgent facet.
In 2019, the Huthis mentioned they launched a drone strike on Al-Anad throughout a army parade, with medics and authorities sources saying on the time at the very least six loyalists have been killed — together with a high-ranking intelligence official.
Al-Anad, some 60 kilometres (40 miles) north of Yemen’s second metropolis Aden, was the headquarters for US troops overseeing a long-running drone battle towards Al-Qaeda till March 2014 when it was overrun by the Huthi rebels.
It was recaptured by authorities forces in August 2015 as they recovered territory from the rebels throughout the south with help from the Saudi-led coalition.