With the support of the Arab Coalition for Legitimacy Support, the Third Brigade of the Yemeni National Army Frontier Force launched a surprise attack on a number of sites and mountains, where the Houthi militias are holed up in Saada governorate. The militias suffered heavy losses in equipment and lives while the militias fled their positions, leaving behind seven of the dead, and a number of wounded in their ranks.
Troops of the 3rd Brigade were able to control a number of sites and mountains where the militia were stationed. Coalition aircraft also launched intensive air strikes and damaged a number of Houthi armored vehicles and military vehicles at the same locations before they were taken over.
The Chief of Staff of the Third Brigade, Colonel Hayel al-Qashai, said: “The military operation is continuing and is under way with tight planning and coordination with the coalition forces until reaching the Houthi stronghold in the caves of Maran and uprooting it from its roots.”
Al-Qasha’i said that the militia movement was paralyzed in this series, stressing that the Huthi militias lost dozens of its members who were killed and wounded; following intensive artillery bombardment on their positions, making them unable to return and concentrate.
Purification of Hodeidah
On the other hand, but in another fighting front, the Iranian-backed Houthi militia doubled the escalation of fighting in the province of Hodeidah west of the country, as part of its efforts to thwart the UN truce in the province.
During the past two days, the Houthi militia launched continuous attacks on the al-Tahta Directorate south of the province.
During these attacks, the Houthis attempted to control positions towards the coastline in the mountainous area.
The Houthi militia used various heavy and medium weapons in its shelling of populated areas and military posts of the National Army.
The forces of the National Army succeeded in thwarting all these attacks and forcing the militia groups to retreat. The confrontations resulted in the killing of 40 members of the militia, including the commander of the attack called Mohammed Mohammed Ali Sharif, and the wounding of dozens of others, in addition to the destruction of a number of their vehicles.