Yemen’s army has advanced further into the mountains of Miran and reached the outskirts of where the tomb of Hussein al-Houthi lays in Jemima following violent confrontations with the Houthi militias.
Meanwhile, the army has also made advances towards Jarf Salman which is considered a holy area for the militias as well as their leader who lost more than 1,300 fighters in battles in the al-Miran mountains in Haidan in the last 10 days.
The commander of the third brigade in the Yemeni army, Brigadier Abdulkarim al-Sudai, said that army forces have made progress towards the areas of Jarf Salman, which is where the militias’ leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi is based.
“As a result of the increase in the number of militiamen’s deaths in Miran in the past few days, a number of cemeteries have been built to address the shortage of graves, while the militias remain concerned about the impending fall of their strongholds, and the Saudi-led coalition forces play an important and direct role in the battle,” Sudai said.
Jarf Salman, which is a village in the Maraan mountains in Saada, is the headquarters of the Houthi leader, and was where Hussein al-Houthi was based before being killed on September 10 2004 by the Yemeni armed forces.