Yemen clashes kill more than 40 in 24 hours

Clashes and airstrikes in south-west Yemen have killed more than 40 soldiers, opposition fighters and civilians over the past 24 hours, AFP reported Monday (April 10th).

Warplanes have pounded Houthi (Ansarallah) positions east of the Red Sea port of Mokha and other areas of Taez province since Sunday, a military official said.

Clashes raged after the air raids in the Jabal al-Nar area east of Mokha and north of the city on the road to al-Hodeida, Yemen's main Red Sea port, the official said.

At least 17 opposition fighters were killed in the airstrikes and fighting, medical sources in al-Hodeida said. Another 11 were killed in airstrikes on Kamran island and a base in al-Hodeida itself.

Ten soldiers were also killed and 15 were wounded in the confrontations, said medical sources in Aden.

Meanwhile, three civilians were killed and two others were wounded Monday in a bombing that targeted the convoy of General Ali Muqbel Saleh, commander of the 33rd Armoured Brigade, in Daleh city, a security official said.

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