Sanaa, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- A total of 74 Houthi rebels and eight Yemeni army soldiers were killed on Tuesday in a battle between the two sides in Yemen's central province of Marib, Xinhua reported citing a government military source.

The battle took place in the Lam'aa frontline in Harib district, about 60 km southwest of the government-controlled Marib city center.