Eight members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah were killed in Yemen, said the Arab coalition on Monday, as it continued to advance in the districts of Saada and Hodeidah.
“The coalition killed 41 terrorist elements in Maran and destroyed their vehicles and equipment,” said coalition spokesman Col Turki Al Malki in a statement. “Among the dead were eight members of Lebanese Hezbollah, including a commander.”
No further details were disclosed. Maran is in Saada province, a stronghold of Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
A Saudi-led coalition, which includes the UAE, has been battling the Houthi rebels since March 2015 at the request of the internationally-recognised government of Yemeni President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi.
Hezbollah, an Iranian proxy, is based in Lebanon and has been fighting in a number of Arab countries, including in Syria with forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.
Source: The National Online