Bab el-Mandeb rebels bombed

Houthi positions bombed by coalition.

Yemen officials say coalition bombs rebels at Bab el-Mandeb

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen bombed insurgent positions near the Bab el-Mandeb strait on Sunday to weaken them in preparation for a ground offensive there, Yemeni security officials close to pro-government forces said.

The airstrikes were confirmed by security officials close to the rebels, known as Houthis, who said that 13 of their fighters were killed in the airstrikes. The airstrikes took place in areas Houthis control around the strategic Red Sea strait, including the port town of Mocha, which is connected by road to Taiz, Yemen’s third-largest city.

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