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Houthis losing grip in hotspots Midi, Harad as key militia leaders killed

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Zaid bin Ali al-Sharfi, a senior Houthi field commander, was killed in the fierce battles between the militias and the Yemeni armed forces in the north-western frontier of Harad.

The statement issued by the Media Center of the fifth military region underlined that the leader of the Houthi militia, Zaid bin Ali Sharfi was killed on Friday evening, in the battles between the forces of the National Army on the one hand and Houthi, Saleh militias on the other near the border frontier of Harad.

The center quoted military sources as saying that the corpse of al-Sharfi is still laying in the Harad desert as the militias were unable to retrieve their dead due to fierce ongoing battles.

The statement said that the arms officer in the warehouse of the Midi Front and the leader of the Houthi militia, Waleed Mohammed Ahmed al-Houthi, was also killed along with four other Houthi leaders in an air raid by the Arab coalition east of Midi.

Among the Houthi militia leaders killed in the raid were Osama Zaid al-Sharfi, Mansour Muhammad Hiba, Abdul Salam Saleh Moutarez and Imran Abdul Rahman al-Qadi.

The front of Midi and Haradh in the border province of Hajjah with Saudi Arabia is considered one of the Yemeni fronts that drain the militias of Houthi and ousted Saleh almost daily. Recently, the militia lost a large number of their leaders, including explosives experts, experts and high rank field leaders.