Arab-led air strikes Yemeni Houthi militias

Arab-led air strikes Yemeni Houthi militias who clashed with pro-government fighters in the south on Sunday.

The warplanes bombs targeted at the Iran-backed militias and their allies, forces loyal to deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Aden and Lahj provinces.

The Arab-led coalition said earlier this week that they did not receive a request from Hadi’s government to stop attacks, amid U.N. calls for a truce to take effect.

The leader of the Houthi militia said he did not expect the truce to take hold.

The raids hit rebels on the suburb of the port city of Aden, also a convoy in the city’s neighborhood of Khor Maksar according to a military source.

Meantime, conflicts was getting aggravated in Aden, where rebels have laid siege to many areas that are controlled by southern fighters known as the Popular Resistance.

The southern fighters managed to push back the rebels in the coastal Ras Amran area, according to General Fadhel Hasan, a spokesman for the Popular Resistance.

Hasan said that 17 gunmen dead including 11 militias in the battle. He also added that the southern fighters have “received weapons from the coalition”.

Another military source said that 3 air raids struck Al-Anad air base controlled by rebel forces in Lahj, north of Aden.
After the Houthis overran Sanaa unopposed in September, they went on to seize control of several regions, and advanced on Aden where Hadi had taken refuge after escaping house arrest.