Saudi airstrikes mistakenly kill 20 troops in southern Yemen

Airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels mistakenly struck a pro-government military encampment, killing at least 20 fighters and wounding another 20 in the latest instance of friendly fire in the anti-rebel camp, security officials said Saturday. The fighters had just wrestled the encampment from the Houthis in the southern Taiz province when airstrikes hit them, pro-government security officials said. “They thought the Houthis were still there,” one pro-government security official told The Associated Press. Ground commanders have repeatedly complained of slow communication with military leadership in Riyadh, the officials added.



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