Houthis say nearly 15,000 of its fighters killed since mid-June

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Nearly 15,000 Yemeni Houthi fighters have been killed near the strategic city of Marib since June, two sources close to the Iran-backed rebels tell AFP today.

“The airstrikes launched by the Saudi-led military coalition and the battles have killed nearly 14,700 Houthis since mid-June near Marib,” says an official at the rebel-run defense ministry. Another official from the same office confirms the toll.