Security and medical officials say Yemen’s Houthi rebels have driven pro-government troops out of the southern Bayda province, after two months of heavy clashes that killed 550 fighters from both sides.
The officials say the Houthis recaptured a key military base in the town of Mukayris and pushed pro-government troops back to Abyan province further south on Friday. Of the 300 pro-government fighters killed, 30 were mistakenly targeted by airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition backing the government, they added.
Yemen’s fighting pits the Houthis, who are allied with army units loyal to a former president, against the coalition-backed, internationally recognized government. […]