Arab coalition strikes kill Houthi chiefs in Yemen

Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold their weapons as they attend a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (AP)

Saudi-led coalition forces killed two of the most high-profile Houthi militia commanders in Yemen’s Harad and Midi fronts in the city of Hajjah.

The two commanders have been identified as Abu Marwan and Abu Ayman. Both men were tasked with leading battles on the Midi front.

Two T72 tanks, Katyusha rocket launchers, missiles and ammunition warehouses were destroyed during two days on both fronts.

Meanwhile, government-allied forces in Shabwa province deterred militia attacks on the al-Alam, al-Salim, al-Akda and al-Soueida posts in the Bayhan district.

Yemen’s army and resistance forces are quickly advancing toward Saada after gaining control of several strategic areas nearby.

Factions from the army and resistance forces were able to regain control on Monday the command center of Brigade 101, the al-Thar and Habsh mountains.

Saada has been under siege from Houthi militias and was the city where a missile was launched targeting holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia last October.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48