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.