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11 Yemen soldiers killed in Houthi missile attack

By AFP

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Yemeni men stand with Kalashnikov assault rifles during a tribal meeting in Sanaa on September 21st, as tribesmen donate rations and funds to fighters loyal to the Houthis along the fronts. [Mohammed Huwais/AFP]

Eleven Yemeni soldiers were killed and more than 20 wounded on Tuesday (January 7th) in a missile attack launched by the Iran-backed Houthis (Ansarallah) on a military camp housing government troops, a military source said.

The missile hit the al-Sadrain Camp in al-Dhale province while soldiers were gathering in the morning, the source told AFP.

It is the second attack by Houthis in the province in little more than a week. On December 29th, five soldiers of the southern Security Belt Forces were killed in a similar attack in al-Dhale.

Despite a lull in fighting in most of Yemen in recent months, al-Dhale province has remained a flashpoint.

The province straddles the old boundary between north Yemen and the formerly independent south and the Houthis are in close proximity to government forces along the front line.

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