Yemeni army forces, backed by the Arab coalition, managed to liberate a strategic mountain range in the stronghold of Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, leader of the Iranian-backed Houthi coup militia, in the Maran area of Haidan district in Saada, after fierce battles resulted in the death and injury of a number of Houthi elements. In the field of «Brigade 11 giants» on the west coast, the militias carried out extensive provocation against the Yemeni joint forces and the population of those areas, through sniping and heavy shelling of areas south of Hodeidah.
In detail, Yemeni army forces, backed by the Arab Coalition, liberated a mountain range in the main stronghold of Iranian Houthi militias in the Maran area of Haidan district, the birthplace of Abdulmalek al-Houthi, the leader of the coup militia, in Saada province, according to military sources in the Storm Brigade. From the brigade launched a large-scale attack on the Tayban mountain range in the Maran area and managed to secure it, after killing and wounding a number of militia elements who were stationed in the area.
The sources confirmed that the brigade forces destroyed trenches and barricades and cleared mines planted by militias in the mountain range in Tayban, and deployed their weapons in the slopes of the liberated mountains to impose fire control on several areas in the vicinity.
In Hodeidah, field commanders of the 11th Giants Brigade of the Joint Forces on the west coast of Yemen confirmed that the Iranian-backed Houthi coup militia provoked military provocations by the Joint Forces and the people of the coastal areas of western Yemen by demonstrating the force that was pushed to those areas during the year. Last few months and days.
Maj. Gen. Majid Abdullah told the Emirates Today that the militias have recently carried out sniper operations and direct targeting of areas northwest of Hays with snipers deployed in several areas, taking advantage of the truce. Announced on 18 December 2018, confirming that the militias deployed heavy weapons and military equipment in several areas south of Hodeidah, including the city of Hays.
Abdullah also stressed that the brigade's forces, led by Sheikh Mustafa Dobleh, continue to monitor and counter all movements and skirmishes of militias in the northwest of Hays, while committing to the truce, and carry out limited military operations aimed at preventing the Houthi elements from advancing towards their positions hit by long-range missiles. .
He explained that the provocation operations affect the residents of the southern areas of Hodeidah, through targeting their homes, farms and their areas by direct sniping, shelling and targeting with various types of weapons, which made them demand the joint Yemeni forces to respond and complete the liberation of the West Coast, and the lack of continued silence on those provocations, and killings and targeting that left Deaths and destruction among residents and their property.
He said that the last of these targets was yesterday evening and yesterday morning, and hit civilian houses in residential neighborhoods in Hays city, injuring a civilian, and was taken to Hays field hospital, under the intense fire that was fired by militias towards residential neighborhoods in the city.
In addition, the city of Hodeidah and various areas and directorates in the south of the province witnessed a violent escalation of shelling and artillery targeting by various weapons, by Houthi militias, on the positions of the joint Yemeni forces, the most violent focus on the area of Al-Faza in the Directorate of Tahita, on the coastline linking the city of Hodeidah and cities south of the province .
Field sources pointed out that the militias launched shelling with heavy artillery shells and medium weapons and snipers on the positions of the joint forces, in the area «Kilo 16» south of the city of Hodeidah, and elements of the Houthi artillery shells Hauser and 120-caliber mortar shells and artillery shells B10 and Mt 23 12.7 intensively.
Houthi militias targeted Yemeni joint forces positions in Duraimi district, south of Hodeidah, using heavy artillery shells and various weapons, including mortars and RPGs, and targeted the sites with 14.5 weapons, light machine guns and sniper weapons.
In al-Bayda, central Yemen, Houthi militias bombed residential areas in the Nate district with Katyusha rockets, centered on the village of Hebta, which led to the destruction of a number of houses and the injury of a resident named Abdullah Qheirat and the death of his wife, after a shell landed on their house in the village.
In Ibb, local sources confirmed that the Houthi militias carried out large-scale mobilization operations among young people in several areas, including the Oud border area with Al-Dhali, in order to push them to the front lines, in conjunction with celebrating the anniversary of their coup on September 21.
The sources confirmed that the militias forced many people from the villages of Mukhlaf al-Oud to join their sectarian courses in the city of Ibb, under the threat of intimidation and force of weapons, and fabricated accusations against the protesters.
On the other hand, local sources in the capital Sanaa confirmed that the militias in Friday sermons called on the residents of the areas under its control to rally and support the fronts with fighters, in reference to a military escalation that the militias seek to implement while celebrating the anniversary of their coup, especially in the fronts of Dali, the west coast and Saada.
In al-Dhali, clashes and battles between the Yemeni joint forces and the militias in al-Sharifa front in Hajar area continued to spread to al-Ribi and Habeel al-Daba area.The two sides used heavy and medium weapons in the confrontations and battles, which resulted in deaths and injuries on both sides.
Field sources in the area pointed out that the clashes came after the Houthi militias attempted to infiltrate the positions of the joint forces and the southern resistance, in the outskirts of Beja, Hajar and Ribe.