Yemen Rebels Push Pro-Gov't Troops out of Southern Province

October 16, 2015 4:28 PM

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Security and medical officials say Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels have driven pro-government troops out of the southern Bayda province, after two months of heavy clashes that killed 550 fighters from both sides.

The officials say the Houthis recaptured a key military base in the town of Mukayris and pushed pro-government troops back to Abyan province further south on Friday. Of the 300 pro-government fighters killed, 30 were mistakenly targeted by airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition backing the governme...

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