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Yemeni forces storm rebels’ largest military base in Mocha

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Military sources revealed that the Yemeni army stormed the western gate of Khalid bin al-Walid camp in Taiz, on Friday night. The camp is the largest military base for Houthi and Saleh militia in the east of Mocha.

The sources said all supply lines for the Khalid bin al-Walid camp had now been disrupted, as they were besieged by the national army and the coalition from thee sides, in preparation to storm the suburbs and seize control of the region.

The forces were able to control the strategic mountains overlooking the camp, along with the progress of Yemeni army forces from the eastern, western and southern sides towards the camp.

Sources in the Yemeni National Army confirmed that cutting off the supply lines has weakened the firepower of the Houthis deployed in the vicinity of the camp. The legitimate forces in Yemen are now targeting any movement inside the camp that has become uncovered.

The sources explained that the storming of the camp was hindered by the presence of thousands of mines planted by the militia. But government forces have started the process of removing the mines.

Khalid bin Walid camp is the most important and strongest hub for the revolutionaries in the city of Taiz. Its collapse will lead to the collapse of the militia in the city. According to locals, it is also an important starting point for the liberation of Hodeidah.

The Arab coalition fighters targeted the reinforcements of the militia in Mocha and the eastern gate of the Khalid bin Walid camp, which resulted in the destruction of several military vehicles belonging to the rebels.