Yemeni army declares north and east of Taiz ‘military zones’

File photo of pro-government troops ride on the back of a military truck in the city of Taiz, Yemen. (Reuters)

The headquarters of the 22nd Brigade in the city of Taiz on Wednesday declared several areas of the north and east of the city as military zones warning citizens not to approach, as fighting continues on several fronts.

This comes after the National Army announced a large-scale military operation to liberate the province of Taiz from the occupation of the Houthi militia.

The leadership of "Brigade Mika 22" in Taiz called upon the fighters of the Houthi militia to surrender themselves as a last chance to prevent spilling of blood.

During the last few days many areas have been liberated including the Sarmin, Ab’ar, Adnah, Luzam, Laseb, al-Karifaat, and parts of the Taba al-Ja’isahaa, in addition to a number of sites in the northern front.

This progress happened in coordination with the Arab coalition air strikes and logistical support, which have had a very significant impact on victories achieved in Taiz.

Yemeni government spokesman Rajih Badee denied that the militia is trapping the President and members of the Yemeni government within the presidential compound in Aden, stressing that the palace and its surroundings are under the protection of Brigade one, the presidential security unit.

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