Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ramadan Death count: Yemen 22/06/16

A mortar shell fired by Houthis struck a house in the central Taiz city, killing five people, including three women, and injuring five others.

Two pro-government fighters were also killed and 8 others injured in clashes with Houthi militants in western Taiz, local commander Abdel-Aziz al-Majidi said.

According to al-Majidi, scores of Houthi militants were killed and injured in the clashes in which a number of Houthis were captured by pro-government fighters.(Not counted due to unqualified figure)

Meanwhile, six Houthis were reportedly killed in attacks by pro-government forces in the central Al-Bayda’ province.

Pro-government fighters attacked a Houthi location in the province on Tuesday, killing four members of the Shia group.

Two Houthi militants were also killed in an ambush by pro-government forces in western Al-Bayda’.

At least 20 fighters of the Shiite Houthi group were killed Tuesday when they launched armed attacks on government-controlled areas and a strategic airbase in Yemen's southern province of Lahj.

Ramadan death toll is now at 6,924