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Yemeni Army Artillery Destroys 16 Houthi Units in Nihm District

Yemeni Army Artillery Destroys 16 Houthi Units in Nihm District

Sunday, 21 June, 2020 - 09:30
A health worker wearing a protective suit disinfects a market amid concerns of the spread of the coronavirus, in Sanaa, Yemen April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Yemeni artillery destroyed 16 Houthi militant units that were deployed to join militia formations in Nihm district, east of Sanaa.


This coincided with Arab Coalition fighter jets taking out Houthi reinforcements and military equipment in the Najd al-Atiq area of the same district.


Houthi militant units are usually made up of a vehicle transporting six militiamen in addition to the driver and two front seat passengers.


Meanwhile, Yemeni army forces, backed by the Arab Coalition, succeeded in liberating a number of positions east of al-Hazim district in the northern al-Jawf governorate, military sources reported.


Sources said that Yemeni army units launched a wide-ranging attack in al-Jawf governorate on Friday and have succeeded in regaining a number of positions at the Jadafer and Aqshaa frontlines in al-Hazim district.


“Dozens of Houthis were killed and injured during the confrontations, while the Arab Coalition fighter jets targeted Houthi heavy military equipment and reinforcements,” sources said.


The Sixth Military Area Spokesman Rabee al-Qurashi, for his part, confirmed the capture of a number of Houthi leaderships during al-Jawf battles.


“Convoys are filled with dozens of corpses. Over twenty Houthis, among whom were top-tier leaders, were captured,” Qurashi said in a tweet on Saturday.


In Nihm district, Yemeni troops, backed by pro-government popular forces, launched a sweeping attack on Saturday that targeted Houthi locations in Najd al-Atiq.


“The heroes of the national army and the resistance fought against the coup militias from the early morning hours until Saturday noon,” an official military source said, stressing that Houthis incurred heavy losses both in lives and equipment.


The source added that the attack was accompanied by Arab Coalition airstrikes that targeted militia positions and reinforcements in Najd al-Atiq. Airstrikes destroyed a truck and a number of Houthi military equipment.


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