A fighter loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed government mans a position at the frontline facing Iran-backed Al Houthi militants in the country's northeastern province of Marib, on October 23, 2021. Image Credit: AFP

Riyadh: The Saudi-led coalition backing the government in Yemen said on Monday it had killed 105 Al Houthi militants in air strikes near the strategic city of Marib.

“Thirteen military vehicles were destroyed and 105” insurgents were killed in strikes in the past 24 hours in Al Jawba, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Marib, and Al-Kassara, 30 kilometres northwest, the coalition said, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

The Iran-backed Al Houthis rarely comment on losses.