Yemeni official pledges to strengthen country’s defense against militias

Yemeni legitimate forces intensified their operations in the past few hours on some border fronts, north of Saada and Hajjah. (File photo: AFP)

Yemen’s Acting Minister of Defense Lieutenant General Mohammad al-Maqdashi said on Sunday that the military institution has become stronger and more capable complete its operations and expel militias and terrorists from Yemen and combat any attempts to take the country backwards.

During a meeting with officials at the defense ministry, Maqdashi also commended the army’s victories and praised the Arab coalition’s role in helping the Yemeni people restore legitimacy.

Meanwhile, the Yemeni army resumed its operations in Saada, aided by the coalition’s air force, to eventually engage in a number of fronts.

Yemeni legitimate forces intensified their operations in the past few hours on some border fronts, north of Saada and Hajjah.

On Sunday, legitimate forces launched an operation to liberate the Razih District, north of Saada, while Saudi joint forces shelled militias’ posts and fortifications.

The Yemeni army has in the past two days advanced in the fronts of Nati’ District in Al Bayda Governorate and in the Nihm District which is close to Sanaa.

 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56
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