UAE: Coalition kills dozens of Houthis, cuts supply line

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DUBAI: The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen killed dozens of Houthi terrorists and cut one of their main supply routes on Wednesday, UAE state news agency WAM reported.

The offensive, northwest of Yemen’s third largest city of Taiz, could be a major advance for the Western-backed coalition forces in nearly three years of civil war.

It would consolidate gains made last month at Al-Khoukha on the Red Sea where pro-government forces, energized since the death of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in December after he ditched his alliance with the Iran-aligned Houthis, made their biggest advance in months.

WAM said local Yemeni fighters, backed by UAE troops, raided Houthi strongholds between Al-Khoukha and the town of Heys, about 25 km to the east to try to secure Red Sea areas captured last month.

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