Yemeni army closes in on Republican Palace in Taiz

A Yemeni fighter loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemeni president poses for a picture in a mountainous region northwest of Taiz, on April 20, 2017. (AFP)

The commander of Taiz front, Major General Khalid Fadel, has confirmed that the Yemeni Armed Forces are few meters away from the Republican Palace in the city of Taiz.

The officer made this statement during an inspection visit to the battlefront around the Republican Palace.

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The official Yemeni news agency quoted Maj. Gen. Fadel as saying that the army forces have seized control of the Central building and medical school, as well as a number of adjacent sites to the presidential palace.

The leader of the Taiz front urged the army forces to remain firm and continue their march until the liberation of the province and the ousting of the militias.

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