Houthis killed senior army commander in southern Yemen clashes

May 31, 2019

The military official stated, ” A senior commander of Yemen’s pro-government forces was killed on Thursday throughout armed confrontations with the Houthi rebels in the southern province of Dhalea”.

Intense armed confrontations happened between the pro-government forces and the Houthi rebels in numerous northwestern regions of Dhalea among deepen Saudi-led airstrikes, stated the nearby official on condition of anonymity.

The source established that the combating led to the killing of Saif Suqra, commander of the first pro-government army brigade on the province, together with two other military officers.

Based on the source, heavy tools and artillery shelling were utilized in the combating that’s still maintaining, making several Houthi rebels killed and wounded.

In the meantime, regional authorities said in touch that pro-government forces released a large army procedure against the Houthi positions and created great progress by restoring control over Chakhab, Sulaim and Alrabi areas in the northwest of Dhalea.

The statement noted that the area of Houthi-controlled part of Alfakher became under flames and heavy military operations are underway to break the defenses of the rebels around that area.

Alfakher is situated close to the edges with Ibb province, that is completely under the control over the Houthi military authorities.

The anti-Houthi coalition urged the citizens in the province to avoid the specific sites, stating the procedure is in line with worldwide and humanitarian law.

Both warring edges persisted to mobilize lots of fighters to the frontlines in Dhalea among armed confrontations that have lasted for months in the government-controlled province.

The areas in the north and also west of Dhalea possess witnessed continuous combating between authorities forces and Houthi fighters for 4 years.

Yemen continues to be littered with civil war because late 2014 after Houthi rebels defied and also forced the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi into exile.

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