Yemeni army forces supported by the Arab coalition forces achieved qualitative victories in the Haradh Front in Hajjah province in northwestern Yemen, and the Al-Safra Front in Saada province, the stronghold of the Iranian-backed Houthi coup militias, while Iranian militias continued their escalation and violations on the fronts of the west coast of Yemen.
Military sources in the fifth military zone in the border province of Hajjah with Saudi Arabia confirmed that the army forces of the region, supported by the Arab Alliance, were able to liberate areas between the Midi and Haradh directorates, and took control of the international road linking the two directorates in a remarkable military development.
The sources pointed out that the forces of the region have completed control of the Midi-Haradh line and the western neighborhoods of the city and imposed a siege on the positions of the Iranian-backed Houthi coup militia in the east of the city of Haradh as the fighting and clearing operations continue.
The forces of the Fifth Military Zone were able to take full control of the southern city of Haradh and took control of the strategic triangle Ahm located on the international line between Haradh, Hiran and Abs, and liberated large parts of the Directorate of Abs.
In Saada, Yemeni army forces continued to support the Arab Alliance advance in Saffra Directorate in Saada and carried out a qualitative military operation towards the positions and fortifications of Houthi militias, according to one brigade commander Brigadier General Mohammed Saleh al-Ghunaimi, who pointed out that the army forces with one brigade supported by the coalition artillery represented by Saudi forces, It was able to repel an attack by the militias and launched a counter-attack in which it secured the Ghriba and Djerba mountains.
The sources pointed out that the militias suffered heavy losses in lives and equipment, as well as the destruction of heavy military vehicles and fortifications, tunnels, trenches and Houthi barricades, in addition to seizing a large amount of weapons and equipment in those areas.
On the other hand, military sources in Saada confirmed to the Emirates Today that the Houthi leader and the leader of the Kattaf Front and one of the most prominent militia leaders in Saada, called Haider al-Sufiani, nicknamed Abu Abdullah, were killed in an air strike by coalition fighters in Kattaf Front, in addition to the death of a number of his companions and the injury of others.
The Yemeni army forces continued their advance in the Kattaf Front and tightened their control over the roads leading to Wadi Al Jbara and cut off the Houthi supply routes that had tried to advance in the area during the past two days.
Army sources continued to clear the valley after controlling the most important heights overlooking the valley and surrounding roads, and continued the process of combing the entire area of the Houthi elements hiding in the mountain cliffs, farms and valleys, pointing out that there are hundreds of dead and wounded Houthis.
The Yemeni forces, which received military reinforcements and supported by the coalition Apache fighter jets, continued to advance on the outskirts of the valley extending towards the center of the Directorate and the mountains overlooking the city, after three days of fighting, resulting in a number of deaths and injuries among the Houthis.
In Hodeidah, Houthi militias continued to mobilize their elements to the West Coast fronts in conjunction with continued shelling and targeting of joint forces locations and residential neighborhoods in different areas of the West Coast.
Local and field sources confirmed the arrival of new Houthi reinforcements to the eastern areas of the city of Hodeidah, and others headed towards Tahita and Hais districts south of Hodeidah, reinforced by heavy military vehicles, including vehicles, machine guns, mortars and mortars, and continued to target them with 120-caliber mortars and howitzer, joint forces positions east of Hodeidah city. They also targeted "joint" sites in the east of the city of Al-Saleh, using rates of pika, Doshka weapon and 14.5 caliber, in addition to sniper weapons.
According to the sources, the militias continued to target the "joint" sites heavily east and north of Duraimi and used 120-mm mortar, 14.5 and 12.7-mm artillery shells as part of their daily escalation against the joint forces and residential neighborhoods on the Sahel fronts.
Joint forces positions in the Tahita district were heavily targeted and heavily shelled by militias with 82-mm mortar rounds, B10 artillery shells, 23-caliber rounds and 14.5-caliber medium machine guns.
In Dhali, the armor unit of the Martyr Shalal Al-Shobaji Brigades, supported by a battalion of the 1st Brigade, repelled a large march of Iranian Houthi militias towards the Beja-Hajar area, centered on the areas of Al-Ribi, Hubail Al-Daba, Darma, Oweesh and Beja, north of Al-Dhala governorate.
Military sources confirmed that the joint forces were able to repel a desperate attempt by the Houthi militias to advance towards Hajar area and suffered heavy losses in equipment and lives, despite the use of heavy weapons, including tanks and heavy mortars.
In al-Bayda, local sources reported that armed clashes broke out between ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorist elements in al-Humeida area in the Qifa area of Quraishiya district of Radaa district.
The sources pointed out that the clashes resulted in the death of 15 terrorists and the wounding of others, and that the areas have become controlled by the elements of the organization after the expulsion of the elements «IS» coming from other areas in the white.
The death of the Houthi leader and the leader of the Kattaf Front in Saada named Haider al-Sufiani, nicknamed «Abu Abdullah», an air strike by the coalition fighters, along with a number of his companions.