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Houthi leader reveals mass exodus of militants near Lahij

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A Houthi leader from to the northern province of Omran surrendered to Poplar Resistance and Yemen’s army forces in the Karash front north of Lahj province and revealed that masses of militias have abandoned the fight.

Colonel Abdulhakim al-Shuaibi, head of the Karash Front, said that the Houthi leader, who is currently in custody, surrendered to the National Army after he asked for safety.

He revealed that at least 40 Houthi militias escaped and abandoned that front.

Meanwhile, Houthi leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi proposed a deal to swap prisoners with the legitimate government which.

Militias in Yemen are suffering from shortage in the number of fighters due to the heavy losses inflicted on them, and this may have pushed Houthi to make this proposal.

According to some observers, Houthi’s proposal is due to the escalating extent of the confrontations and due to tribal leaders’ abstention from pushing more of their tribesmen to participate in the fighting alongside the rebels.

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