Houthis target civilians after Yemeni army advances in Hajjah

Their losses in Hayran come after suffering heavy losses in the districts of Hardh and Midi. (File photo: AFP)

Yemeni army forces, aided by the Arab coalition, are advancing towards the center of the Hayran District in the Hajjah Governorate and are now in control of large areas of Hajjah.

A source in the army said an entire family was killed in the town of Al-Sada in Hayran, northwest of Yemen, after the Houthis shelled the town using heavy weapons.

The source added that the Houthis are targeting civilians in Hajjah due to the losses they’re suffering from in fighting fronts as they’ve lost positions which were under their control in coastal areas of Hajjah.

Their losses in Hayran come after suffering heavy losses in the districts of Hardh and Midi.

Following violent confrontations, the army forces have advanced towards the Ahem triangle which is around six kilometers away from the district’s center.

The military operations in the coastal districts of Hajjah are significant because they contribute to securing navigation.

The spokesman for the Arab coalition in Yemen Colonel Turki al-Malki said Yemeni forces are advancing towards Hayran after bypassing Houthis and destroying their fortifications.

A number of the district’s towns and farms were liberated from the Houthis by the army that’s aided by the coalition’s forces.

During the operation, the legitimate forces confiscated light, medium and heavy weapons including thermal missiles.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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