On December 17, forces loyal to Saudi-backed Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi claimed that over 1,175 fighters of the Houthis were killed by the Saudi-led coalition last week. Most of the Houthi fighters were killed during the clashes in the northern province of Saada, the western al-Hudaydah province and in the Yemeni capital Sana’a according to pro-Hadi forces.
Moreover, pro-Hadi forces claimed that it has captured over 80 Houthi fighters during the ongoing clashes in the districts of Usaylan and Beihan in the province of Shabwah.
From its sides, the Houthis announced that they killed 79 fighters of pro-Hadi forces, including an officer Colonel Fayzal Ali Al-Harty in the district of Beihan.
Meanwhile in western Yemen, the Houthis continued holding their positions on the Red Sea coast successfully. The Houthis announced that their fighters destroyed two armored vehicles of the Saudi-led coalition in the coastal district of Yakhtul of Taiz province on December 17.
The situation in Yemen escalated quickly last week after the Saudi-led coalition and Hadi forces launched three attacks on the Houthis in Saada, Sana’a and al-Hudayadah.