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Yemen rebels fire rockets at southern city airport

Yemen rebels fire rockets at southern city airport controlled by Saudi-backed forces

Yemen rebels fire rockets at southern city airport

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni officials say that Shiite rebels have fired rockets at the airport of the southern port city of Aden, killing at least three.

A government official said the rebels, known as Houthis, fired Katyusha rockets that landed in the vicinity of the airport early Thursday.

The Saudi-backed troops and fighters, along with Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, had pushed the rebels out of the airport Tuesday.

In a statement to the Houthi-controlled Saba news agency, a spokesman said the rebels are fighting back, and are advancing in a neighborhood northwest of the airport. However, the government official said the Saudi-backed forces control about 80 percent of Aden, which has been scene of intense fighting since March.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters.


Updated : 2021-09-20 09:28 GMT+08:00