At least 90 people were killed and dozens injured on both sides of the bloody battle with the Saudi border with Saudi Arabia and the internal fighting fronts in Taiz, Marib, al-Jawf and al-Baida, military and media sources said.
Saudi sources said three Saudi soldiers, 57 Huthis militants and the former president’s forces were killed in the recent fighting at the border with Saudi Arabia.
The most fierce fighting between the two sides south of Najran, which is adjacent to the province of Saada, the main stronghold of the Huthi group in the north of the country, where military sources talked about the return of sites controlled by the Houthis in Saudi territory.
But the Huthis and their allies have declared their response to an attack by coalition forces with a heavy air cover of warplanes carrying out more than 15 raids on border posts in Najran.
The Houthi news agency reported that Saudi soldiers were killed and others injured in the attack, which lasted more than eight hours in an attempt to move towards the site “Al-Shorfa” south of Najran.
The Houthis have adopted ground attacks, artillery and rocket attacks on Saudi sites in Najran, Jazan, and Asir.
The coalition fighters launched a series of air raids on the positions of the Houthis and the forces of the former president along the border in the province of Saada and Hajjah and advanced targets in Jazan and Asir.
According to the Al-Masirah channel of the Houthis, Apache helicopters targeted more than 100 rockets at the group’s positions in the vicinity of the city of Raboua in Asir during the past hours.
For its part, government sources said that the dead and wounded fell into the ranks of the Huthis and the former president’s forces targeting coalition fighters, military reinforcements of the group in the provinces of Abs and Medi north of the province of Hajjah border with Saudi Arabia, but the Houthis said that the air strikes targeted a medical clinic in the district of Abbas, in the place.
Apache helicopters also fired rocket-propelled grenades at alleged movements by the Houthis on the Haradh and Medi fronts.
Saudi ground forces launched artillery and rocket fire on border areas in the districts of Baqam and Munba, west of Saada province, where the Houthis said cluster bombs were used.
The massive ground and air military incursion at the border with Saudi Arabia over the past three weeks has left hundreds dead and wounded, including civilians.
Fighting and escape continued on the internal fighting fronts in Taiz, Marib and al-Jawf in the south and east of the country.
Media sources loyal to the government said 11 militants, including field commanders, were killed in separate clashes west and east of Taiz province.
On the other hand, the former president’s media reported the deaths of 25 government allies in violent battles over the past two days north and east of the coastal city of Al-Mukha on the Red Sea.
The battle raged in about 11 air strikes in the Yakhil area north of the city of Mukha on the road to the city of Hodeidah, the country’s second-largest economic port, and the Hamili area on the road to the city of Taiz, Yemen’s third largest city in the southwest.
The government allies announced the killing of two gunmen of the Huthis clashes between the two parties in the Directorate of Qarishiya in the province of Baidah, the center of the country.
The Yemeni government has also refused to add the Saudi-led coalition to the list of children’s rights violators in Yemen.
“Keeping the name of the legitimate government and the legal support coalition in Yemen, carried out on behalf of the international community by binding UN resolutions, contradicts in detail what the same report noted that the coalition has taken action to improve the protection of children,” it said in a statement.
The United Nations on Thursday listed the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen as blacklisted because of the killing and wounding of 683 children in Yemen and attacks on dozens of schools and hospitals “in 2016.
The blacklist included the Houthi group, the internationally recognized government forces of Yemen, pro-government gunmen and AQAP for child abuse in 2016.
The list comes with an annual report of the International Organization on Children in Armed Conflict.
The UN report said that the Houthis and their fighters killed 414 children between the dead and wounded last year.
The Saudi-led coalition has repeatedly denied any deliberate targeting of civilians in Yemen, and the UN report says coalition forces are taking action to strengthen child protection.
In another context .. Yemeni security sources said that four soldiers were killed and others were wounded on Friday by a car bomb targeting the convoy of a senior military commander in the government security forces in the southern province of Abyan.
A suicide car bomb exploded in the convoy of security forces commander Abdul Rahman al-Shanini in the Shakra coastal area south of Abyan province, killing four soldiers and wounding seven other UAE-backed security units, the sources said.
The attack, attributed to al-Qaeda-linked elements, comes at a time when government forces are waging a military campaign backed by the Saudi-led coalition and the United States against jihadist organizations in the southern provinces under the internationally recognized government of President Abdurbo Mansour Hadi.