Dozens of Houthis killed and injured in last stronghold in Dhale governorate

Ten Houthi members were detained while trying to sneak towards army posts in the area, the media center added. (File photo: Reuters)

Dozens of Houthis were killed and injured and ten others, including field commanders, were detained in violent confrontations with the Yemeni army in the front of Damt, the last Houthi stronghold in the Dhale governorate, south of the country.

The media center of the Yemeni army forces said violent confrontations erupted in Damt after the Houthis tried to raid the town of Al-Haqab and the mountains that overlook Damt from the western side, adding that dozens of Houthi fighters were killed or injured and their bodies are still in the northern areas of Al-Haqab and on the outskirts of the town of Khab, the western entrance of Damt.

Ten Houthi members were detained while trying to sneak towards army posts in the area, the media center added.

Meanwhile, military sources said Houthi commander in Damt Hisham al-Ghorbani was killed along with other Houthi fighters in the battles in Damt on Monday, adding that Houthi commander Colonel Abdelwahed Abdullah was detained along with others.

The Yemeni army, aided by the Arab coalition, have been fighting violent battles with the Houthis in Damt and managed to liberate wide areas of the district.
 

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