Yemeni army storm Khalid Bin Walid Camp in the west of Taiz

Members of the Yemeni army ride on the back of a military truck near the Red Sea coast city of al-Mokha, Yemen January 23, 2017. (File photo: Reuters)

The Yemeni army stormed the strategic camp of Khalid bin Walid from the western side of the city of Taiz.

The army engaged in violent clashes with Houthi and Saleh militias inside the camp, Al Arabiya sources reported.

The legitimate forces approached from the north-west of the camp, reinforced by artillery and missiles cover. They were also supported by Arab coalition aircrafts and warships that were located near the port of al-Mocha.

According to the same sources, after the intensive shelling, several Houthi militias fled towards the south. Thus, the army and resistance forces seized control of Jabal al-Nar, and the region surrounding the camp.

On the other hand, the coalition forces intensified their raids targeting militia hubs and gatherings in the districts of Lehya and al-Dhahi in the north of Hodeidah, as well as other districts in Durayhimi in the south of Hudaydah.

Coalition raids in the south-east of Midi have resulted in the deaths of many Houthi and Saleh militiamen.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54