In conjunction with the announcement of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen that it carried out 23 targeting operations against the Houthi militia in Marib during the last 24 hours, the coalition forces achieved another victory in Yemen, but this time in Shabwah, where the media center of the Yemeni Armed Forces said on Saturday, January 1, that the army regained control of large areas in western Shabwah amid great human and material losses among the Houthis.
Successful military plan
In the details, coalition warplanes bombed Houthi sites and gatherings in the Bayhan district in northwestern Shabwah Governorate. The bombing targeted the Al-Hamma site affiliated with the militia in preparation for the coalition forces’ storming of the Bayhan district.
In turn, the forces of the Giants Brigade were able to liberate the Usaylan district in northwestern Shabwah and reached the district center, where they are combing, securing and prosecuting the fleeing Houthi militia members towards the districts of Ain and Bayhan, which the Giants Brigade began to move towards as part of a military operation aimed at liberating the entire Shabwah Governorate.
Shabwah Defense Forces
In a related development, the leader of the Transitional Council, Salem Thabet al-Awlaki, said that new forces entered the battle line to secure Shabwah and complete its liberation, along with the forces of the Giants Brigade, adding, “In the days of societies and peoples, days of victory and pride, and this is the remarkable day of Shabwah’s eternal days. The Shabwa Defense Forces and the Giants Forces.”
Awlaki published on his Facebook page pictures of the defense forces that arrived in Shabwah from the training camps that were prepared in advance in the governorate.
The forces of the Giants Brigade achieved major field victories in the Usaylan district, as they launched a massive attack on Houthi positions in the Usaylan, Bayhan and Ain districts as part of a military operation aimed at liberating them completely.
Cyclone of the South
The commander of the Giants Brigade, Brigadier General Abdul Rahman Abu Zara’a Al Muharrami, announced the success of Operation Cyclone of the South, liberating and purifying the Usaylan district, and defeating the Houthi militia there.
Muharrami added in a statement published by the media center for the Giants Brigade that the launch of Operation Cyclone of the South came to purify and liberate the districts of Shabwah Governorate from the control of the Houthis and in the context of the vast victories that the Giants Brigade dominated in the fighting fronts.