Yemeni government forces took control of key Houthi rebel position

May 26, 2019

The Yemeni government forces took control over key Houthi rebel positions in the southwestern province of Taizz and also killed at least 13 Houthi fighters, pro-government Saba news agency reported on Saturday, citing a military source.

“The army units attacked the positions of the Houthis in the north of the city of Taizz and took control over the Al-Jahim station along with the nearby buildings, that are probably the most essential lines of defense of the Houthis in the north of the city ,” the source from the 170th Air Defense Brigade stated .

In accordance with the source, the Yemeni forces targeted buildings exactly where the rebels were stationing, destroying them entirely. A minimum of 13 Houthi militants was were killed.

Yemen, a small nation in the south of the Arabian peninsula, continues to be engulfed in an armed conflict between the government forces, led by President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi, along with the rebel Houthi movement for several years now.

Based on the United Nations, the conflict in the crisis-hit country stated over 7, 000 lives, but many organizations put the number even higher. Additionally, the organization estimates that virtually 20 million. Yemenis absence of access to healthcare and nearly 18 million would not have clean water or access to sanitation.

The fighting has contributed to the world’s worst cholera outbreak, with some 10,000 suspected instances every week. According to the World Health Organization, certain 65 percent of the population requirements medical attention.

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