Taiz: Government forces kill eight Houthis in battles

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Eight people of the Houthi militias were killed and four others injured in battles with the government forces in Maqbanah district western Taiz city, southwestern Yemen, government forces said on Wednesday.



The official government agency Saba quoted colonel Hameed al Kholaidi, the government forces commander in Maqbanah, as saying that the fighting broke out after an attack by the government forces on the Houthi sites in al Qahaifah area in the district, killing eight Houthis and liberating the site of Malik hill.



Since November last year, fierce battles have been waged between the two sides as the government forces seek to control the region mountains which are the western gateway to Taiz city.

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