The Yemeni military said on Saturday that they had killed over 1,000 Houthi rebels, 215 of those commanders, during September. 

The military’s statement was made on their official web page It posted a detailed breakdown of the casualties inflicted in the war-torn country. As a cause for the high number of rebel casualties, the military cited the heavy fighting that has been gripping many areas of the country. In particular, fighting has been ongoing in the outskirts of Marib and Al-Jawf through Al-Bayda, Nihnm, east of the capital Sanaa, to the fronts of Al-Dhale governorate, where Iranian-backed Houthi militia units have received heavy casualties over the past month.

The military claimed that it arrived at the number of rebels killed by observing the funerals conducted by the Houthi rebels as they buried their dead after clashes or coalition airstrikes.

In the rebel-held Yemeni capital of Sanaa, there was the greatest number of Houthi dead with 285 killed, including 119 senior leaders.

For the rest of the combat zones the Yemeni military provided the following numbers: 

Sadaa governorate: 80 Houthis killed, including 18 commanders. Dhamar: 69, including 11 commanders. Hajjah: 70, including 21 commanders. Amran: 54, including 15 commanders. Ibb followed with 48 dead, including four commanders, Al-Mahweit with 42 dead, including 14 commanders, and al-Bayda governorate with 33 dead, including four commanders. 

The province of Hodeidah had 22 dead, Taiz 14, Rimah six, and Al-Dhale 25. Finally, Al-Jawf province had more than 50 dead, including nine militia field commanders.

Regarding the dead Houthi commanders, the Yemeni military provided the following details: “The statistics confirm that of the dead leaders among Houthi militia (3) leaders who impersonate a major, including at least 20 brigadiers general, 28 colonels, at least 32  lieutenants, and (27) others as majors, while the rest are captains, lieutenants.”