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Exclusive- Military Figures: Sanaa Battles Fall in Yemen’s Interest

Exclusive- Military Figures: Sanaa Battles Fall in Yemen’s Interest

Monday, 4 December, 2017 - 12:45
Houthi militants ride on the back of a patrol truck in Sana'a, Yemen. Reuters photo

Yemeni military sources of the General People's Congress considered that the current battles in the capital Sana’a are in favor of the Republic.

The battles in Sana’a are proceeding according to a military tactic based on luring the Houthi militias and their sleeper cells, before attacking them to liberate the capital, sources told Asharq Al-Awsat.

The same sources said news broadcast by the Houthi media regarding controlling areas in Sana'a is incorrect, adding this comes in the context of discouraging the popular uprising that was aimed at clearing Yemen from Iranian control.

“Forces of the National Army have taken control over three strategic mountains south of Sana'a that are adjacent to the capital from the south,” said spokesman of the Yemeni Army Brigadier Abdu Majli.

Majli confirmed that the national army has monitored the mass escape of Houthi leaders from Sana’a and the rest of the areas that fall under their control following the popular uprising.

"There is a mass escape of militias and the breakup in various locations, especially from inside Sana'a,” Majli added.

In this context, spokesman for al-Islah, Adnan al-Odaini said that his party’s stance is a subsidiary of the legitimate government’s position in the country, which includes supporting any effort against the coup.

“We support all what is done to reject Houthis and integrate with the effort of the armed forces that have reached the outskirts of Sana'a,” Odaini told Asharq Al-Awsat.

He pointed out that most of his party’s cadres and its leaders are in the prisons of the militias, and that once they are released, they will form the backbone of the current uprising.

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