Yemen: 1,500 mines destroyed in Midi as battles intensify

The National Army was also able to restore two strategic positions near the nearby Arhab Directorate. (File Photo: Reuters)

Engineering teams belonging the Yemeni National Army and the Arab coalition destroyed about 1500 mines in the Midi region in Hajjah Governorate on Sunday.

The Media Center of the Fifth Military Region said that Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted-president Ali Abdullah Saleh planted these multi-purpose mines in a number of areas of the Directorate, such as farms ad roads. The engineering teams de-mined and destroyed them because they target civilian lives. This is the sixth operation in which engineering teams have destroyed a large quantity of mines.

Arab coalition fighter jets carried out several air strikes targeting various locations of Houthi militias and forces loyal to Saleh in the eastern district of Naim and al-Hawl, as violent clashes continued on the fronts, Al Arabiya reported on Sunday.

The National Army was also able to restore two strategic positions near the nearby Arhab Directorate, located in the highland range overlooking the town of Rahab.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51
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