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.