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Yemeni Army Thwarts Multiple Houthi Attacks

Yemeni Army Thwarts Multiple Houthi Attacks

Sunday, 17 May, 2020 - 09:30
Houthi followers attend a gathering to receive food supplies from tribesmen in Sanaa, Yemen September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo
Taiz- Asharq Al-Awsat

Yemeni Army forces thwarted a Houthi plot in Marib governorate, according to the Sirwah front commander Major General Ahmed Abu Usba, who confirmed that pro-government forces foiled multiple Houthi attacks in the past few days.


According to Usba, the Yemeni Army was able to secure many positions from which Houthis would launch their attacks.


“Houthi ranks are witnessing a total collapse as a result of the death and arrest of a number of the group’s leaders, most notably Mohammed al-Humrani,” Usba said according to the official September Net website.


Usba added that Army advances recorded are within the framework of self-defense and have impeded Houthi attacks which were intended to exploit the ongoing ceasefire.


Local sources in Al Bayda Governorate reported Houthis attacking army positions and civilian locations on Friday evening. Most of the attacks were focused on Al Habj in Alzaher Al Himiqan district.


Houthi militias also pushed military reinforcements to a number of sites in the Nihim district, east of the capital, Sanaa. This, according to the Yemeni Army, coincided with aborting a Houthi attack on the Hardh front, north of Hajjah governorate. Houthis incurred grave losses.


Houthi militias bombed army sites in the governorates of Taiz and Ad Dali governorates in the south of the country. During Army retaliation, Houthis recorded heavy losses.


Houthi coup militias continue to violate the Stockholm Agreement and the ceasefire agreement declared by the Arab Coalition. The group is escalating its violations and military operations in various regions and districts in the coastal province of Hodeidah, where the second largest port in Yemen is located.


More so, Army forces seized an ammunition shipment en route to Houthis in the Hayes district south of Hodeidah, a source at the Army’s Giants Brigade reported.


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