Clashes on Yemen west coast kill over 100: medics

Fierce battles between Yemeni forces and the Houthis (Ansarallah) on the country's west coast have killed more than 100 fighters in 24 hours, AFP reported Sunday (January 29th).

The bodies of at least 90 Houthis were taken to a hospital in the Red Sea port city of al-Hodeida, which is controlled by the Houthis, while 19 dead soldiers were taken to the southern port city of Aden, the medical and military sources said.

Deadly clashes have shaken the area around the key Red Sea town of Mokha since the start of the year when Yemeni forces and their allies launched an offensive to oust the Iran-backed Houthis and their allies.

Backed by coalition firepower, Yemeni forces advanced Saturday into the town after having captured its port on Monday, despite strong resistance.

Clashes raged in the town on Sunday, a military official said.

Airstrikes by coalition warplanes hit Houthi supplies along the route between Mokha and al-Hodeida, the official said.

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