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Yemeni Gov’t Forces Recapture Eastern Mountain Areas in Hajjah, Tighten Grip over Harad

Yemeni Gov’t Forces Recapture Eastern Mountain Areas in Hajjah, Tighten Grip over Harad

Thursday, 10 February, 2022 - 10:00
Happy Yemen Brigades in Harad, Hajjah Governorate, Yemen, AFP

The Yemeni government army backed by the Arab coalition forces recaptured a range of high mountains from the Houthi militia in the city of Harad in the northern province of Hajjah on Wednesday.

The mountains extend over five kilometers along the eastern part of Harad, which borders Saudi Arabia.

The move would secure the army’s advance into downtown Harad after recapturing the southern and western parts of the city two days ago.

The offensive began last week with the army seized control over the al-Mihsam military camp, a village, and other strategic mountains overlooking Harad.

The operation came simultaneously with another offensive launched by the army to recapture districts in the oil-rich province of Marib in central Yemen.

On Wednesday, the Arab Coalition announced that 22 Houthi military vehicles have been destroyed and Houthi fighters killed in strikes on Marib and Hajjah in Yemen.

According to field estimates, the militias have lost more than 50 members to Coalition strikes and the Yemeni army’s artillery in the areas east of Harad.

In Harad, the Yemeni army now is cornering the militia at the center. It will resume combing the city in the coming hours to finally expel and liberate the city completely from Houthis.

Meanwhile, battles raged on the western fronts of Taiz governorate, in the northwestern Marib fronts, and in the neighboring Al-Jawf governorate.

Army media stated that pro-government forces “are engaged in continuous battles against the Iranian Houthi militia on the Al-Anin front, west of Taiz, where Houthis incurred losses in equipment and lives.”

Moreover, the Yemeni Defense Ministry praised the victories achieved by the army and pro-government forces on various battlefronts.

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