Yemeni army forces announced Monday evening the completion of the liberation operation of Al-Solow district southeast of the city of Taiz, supported by the Arab coalition's air forces after fierce battles with the Houthis.
Brigadier Adnan Al-Hammadi commander of "Brigade 35" said that the army and resistance forces managed to liberate Al-Solow district completely, following the sudden military operations against militia positions.
He noted that operations are targeting the last minor locations in the outskirts of Al-Solow district towards the district of Damna Khadeer, and will be secured within hours.
Al-Hammadi, who led the battle to liberate Al-Solow said the next goal is to free the nearby district of Damna Khadeer.
He thanked the Arab coalition forces for their help in achieving this victory. "Their air strikes and logistic support have the greatest effect in defeating the militia at Al-Solow district," he said.
A field source from the Houthi militia said they put military points on the road between Al-Solow and the Khadeer to arrest members who fled clashes in Al-Solow confirming that the route of Damna Khadeer became under the control of the National Army.
According to Al-Hammadi, the battles left major losses among the coup militia, dozens dead and wounded (did not specify the number), and confirmed that the army forces captured 7 members of the militias.
Following the victory, according to military sources, the Yemeni army will liberate Damnah Khadeer, which links the provinces of Taiz and Lahaj (south of the country), thus cutting off one of the most important supply lines for the militias.
Al- Solow district is located south-east of the city of Taiz, 45 kilometers away. It covers an area of 89.3 square kilometers and has a population of about 50,000 according to the latest tally in 2004.
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