At least 45 Houthis killed in failed attempts to restore various lost posts
More than 30 Houthi militiamen were killed following Arab Coalition air raids in Yemen’s Tahita directorate in the country’s west coast, as well as several Saada fronts.
A security source said that the raids targeted Houthi gatherings in a number of farms surrounding Tahita, which resulted in the destruction of four Houthi military vehicles, and death of militiamen including top Houthi officials.
Meanwhile, at least 15 Houthi militiamen were killed, and several others injured after the Yemeni army deterred a Houthi attack on army posts in the Alab front, north of Saada.
Brigadier General Yasser Majli, commander of the 63rd infantry division, said the army forces deterred the Houthi attack on al-Shaeer Mountain and al-Tabab in the Baqim district, adding that the Houthis were trying to restore some of the posts they had lost control of, but failed.
The army’s confrontations with the Houthi militias coincided with airstrikes launched by coalition fighter jets on Houthi posts in the area of Abwab al-Hadid and parts of al-Tabab.
The Yemeni army found TNT, owned by Houthi militias in Saada, following a qualitative military operation launched against Houthi posts in the Alab front on Monday night.
Colonel Sami al-Qabbati had told Al Arabiya news channel the TNT was seized after the Yemeni army succeeded in executing a military operation on the Houthis posts in Abwab al-Hadid in Baqim, adding that a number of Houthis were killed and injured during the raid.
In Baqim, new Arab Coalition military reinforcements arrived in support of the legitimate army, including tanks, armed vehicles and machine guns of various calibers, according to military sources.