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Republican Guard Chooses to Liberate Yemen from Houthis

Republican Guard Chooses to Liberate Yemen from Houthis

Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 - 10:45
Followers of the Houthi militia raise their weapons as they demonstrate against an arms embargo imposed by the UN Security Council on the group in Sana'a. Reuters

A military commander in the Coalition for the Support of the Legitimacy in Yemen announced the initiative of the Yemeni Republican Guard in cooperation with the coalition forces and the legitimate government to liberate Yemen from the Houthis.

Commander of the Arab Coalition Forces on the west coast of Yemen Brigadier-General Abdul Salam al-Shehhi said in a statement to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, that the Houthi militias have suffered a ‘major collapse’ in their defenses, adding that hundreds of their dead, injured, and captured elements have been treated according to International Laws.

“The battle currently being conducted in Yemen’s west coast has dealt with Houthi militias only,” Shehhi said, noting that Yemen’s National Resistance Forces have assisted the Coalition’s task to eliminate the Houthi threat.

Shehhi further said that Yemeni citizens from liberated areas have welcomed the Arab Coalition Forces, reflecting their desire to liberate their country from the Iran-backed Houthi militias.

He noted that humanitarian aid continues to be distributed to liberated governorates, including the dispersal of relief convoys to the city of al-Khokha and its neighboring villages, in addition to the delivery of thousands of food parcels to alleviate the hardships incurred by the Houthi siege.

In this context, a military source told Asharq Al-Awsat that Houthi Commander Mohammed Moheb, who is accused of recruiting children in Zabid and At Tuhayat District in the province of Hodeidah, and dozens of others had been killed by a raid carried out by the coalition fighters that targeted their positions and gatherings in al-Matina district.

The coalition raids targeted the rallies of the coup and destroyed one of the military crews of the Houthi militias while trying to escape from the targeted sites, the source added, explaining that the raids also targeted the headquarters of a gathering and a military barracks for the coupers in the farmhouse of commander Mohammed Moheb in the mountainous area in At Tuhayat.

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