Clashes in Yemeni provinces that are still controlled by Houthi militias and those loyal to the ousted president Saleh have intensified in light of the progress being made by the Yemeni army’s forces which are supported by the Saudi led Arab coalition’s aircraft.
According to what sources on the ground told Asharq Al-Awsat, more than a hundred Houthi rebels and those loyal to the ousted president Saleh were killed and dozens of them were wounded in fierce battles between the rebels and the Yemeni army’s troops during the last 24 hours in the governorates of Hajjah, Jawf and Taiz.
There has been a major escalation of military operations on the front between Yemen and Saudi Arabia. In addition to this, there were fierce battles in the border area and on the coastal fronts of Hardh and Meedi in the Hajjah governorate. The Arab coalition also bombed front lines and sites belonging to the rebel militias.
The Yemeni army has also gained control of the connecting supply line between Hardh and Meedi and have gained access to the area around the government complex in Meedi after the village of Ashish in Hardh was liberated.
The Yemeni army is engaged in fierce battles with rebel militias in the governorate of Al-Jawf on the Al-Matoon front after it made progress in the last few days and arrived at Souq Al-Thulouth. The Yemeni army and Arab coalition forces also liberated the districts of Khabb and Asha’f in Al-Jawf after violent clashes in which the rebel militias were hit by human and financial losses.
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