Saudi forces foil Houthi infiltration of al-Hurath border area

Smoke rises from an army weapons depot hit by a Saudi-led air strike in al-Nahdain mountain in Yemen's capital Sanaa October 25, 2015. (Reuters)

Saudi forces foiled attempts by Yemen’s Houthi militias to infiltrate border areas in Saudi’s southwestern al-Hurath area near the al-Jizan near the Yemeni frontier, Al Arabiya News Channel reported Monday.

Saudi drones also shelled trenches used by the Houthis for its snipers to hide and other arms depots in southern Dhahran in the neighboring mountainous regions of Asir region and Najran.

Meanwhile, fierce battles intensified in Yemen’s southwestern city of Taiz a surrounding areas between the pro-government Popular Resistance and national army forces fighting Houthi militias and allied forces with former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, sources told Al-Arabiya News Channel, adding that these battles were accompanied with multiple airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition.

According to the sources, the Popular Resistance has imposed a strict siege on a camp of special security forces, east of Taiz.

Sources also said that the coalition’s battleships are approaching Mocha Port, south of the Red Sea and west of Taiz, and are shelling militias’ posts in the city and surrounding areas.

Houthi militias have admitted that the coalition warplanes have launched more than 35 airstrikes on their military posts west of the Sirwah District, Haylan Mountain and Majzar District in Marib.

Popular Resistance sources confirmed that Houthi militias have suffered great losses in lives and equipment as a result.

In the southern al-Bayda governorate, confrontations escalated between the Resistance and Houthi militias and Saleh forces who resorted to destroying the houses of citizens, sources told Al Arabiya News Channel.

In the western Ibb governorate, confrontations in the districts of Ash-Sha’ir, al-Udayn and Hazm al-Udayn between Resistance forces and Houthi and Saleh's militias resulted in casualties among the latter’s ranks.

Around the same time, Yemeni President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi pledged a near victory for the Resistance forces and his army in the city of Taiz. In a phone call with the chief of the military council in the city, Hadi reiterated his support of the Resistance and national army in their battles against Houthi militias.

 

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