Several Houthi Rebels Killed in Clashes in Yemen

The Country Has Been Mired in Conflict Since the Removal of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's Government

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Several Houthi fighters were killed and wounded in clashes in the al-Bayda governorate of Yemen, the country’s defense ministry said in a statement.

The clashes erupted despite a recent statement by the US envoy, stating that significant progress towards a ceasefire had been made.

The Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels had received draft proposals on a nationwide ceasefire, humanitarian and economic measures, and the urgent resumption of the political process.

The country has been mired in conflict since the Houthi group ousted President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government from the capital, Sanaa, in 2014.

A Saudi-led military intervened in a bid to contain the conflict and restore the government.