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Houthi Rebels Capture Town, Military Camp in Southwest Yemen

© AP Photo / Hani MohammedHouthi Shiite rebel mans a machine gun mounted on a military truck in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Houthi Shiite rebel mans a machine gun mounted on a military truck in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 - Sputnik International
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The Houthis and the army units supporting them established control over the town of Damt and a military camp Sadreen in Ad Dali governorate in Yemen, according to a military source.

SANAA (Sputnik) — Yemeni Houthi rebels captured a town and a military camp located in the country's southwestern governorate of Ad Dali, a military source told Sputnik on Sunday.

"The Houthis and the army units supporting them established control over the town of Damt and a military camp Sadreen in Ad Dali governorate after fierce fighting that killed dozens of people from both sides," the source said.

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