78 killed in fighting for Yemen's Marib city



Nearly 80 rebels and pro-government troops have been killed in fighting for the strategic Yemeni city of Marib, AFP reported on Wednesday citing military sources.

"Sixty Houthi rebels were killed - most of them in air strikes conducted in the last 24 hours - while 18 pro-government troops were killed and dozens injured in clashes over the past 48 hours," a government military official said.