Violent clashes erupted between tribal militants, supporters of the late Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and elements of the Houthi coup militia in the Sanhan district, south of the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, the first of its kind since the uprising of the second of December 2017, and managed to liberate the strategic Qana mountain, while the Houthi leader was killed In the Baqim Front in Saada, Al-Murtada Ali Al-Sharif along with nine of his members, was ambushed by the Yemeni army, while the Houthi military escalation operations continued on the western coast fronts.
In the details, tribal sources in Sanhan, south of the capital, Sanaa, confirmed that the tribal fighters, who are leading an armed uprising against the coup militias in the district, were able to control Jabal Qana`, which overlooks strategic areas between the two districts of Sanhan and Khulan, noting that the Al-Zaidi tribe in Sanhan joined Armed resistance, along with tribes from Khulan, who controlled the village of attendance before taking control of Jabal Qana '.
Local sources in Sanhan District, south of the Yemeni capital, had confirmed violent armed clashes between members of the Directorate and the Houthi coup militia, on Thursday evening, and continued until yesterday, against the backdrop of raids by Houthi elements to gatherings and crowds for supporters of the late Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who revived the second anniversary He was killed on December 4, 2017, after he declared an uprising in the face of the militias on the second of the same month.
The clashes came a few days after an armed group calling itself "Resistance of the Capital" carried out its first armed operation against Houthi elements, at a military point for the militias in the Sanhan District, the birthplace of Ali Abdullah Saleh, on the anniversary of the December 2 uprising, which resulted in the death and injury of a number of the elements of the point, In it, spoils of weapons and slogans were published threatening to launch resistance against the Houthis in Sana'a.
The sources stated that the clashes between gunmen from the Directorate from Saleh supporters and the militias expanded to include several areas in the Directorate, including Beit al-Sarraji, Bayt al-Jubar and the Wall area, all the way to the fort of Afash, which is the region to which Saleh belongs in Sanhan, pointing to a number of deaths The wounded were among the Houthis, who brought armed reinforcements to the directorate, including armored vehicles and crews with medium machine guns.
The militia had announced a state of alert among its elements, and deployed military points in several areas in the capital, Sanaa, and tightened security measures in the southern areas of the capital, which are known as the supporters of Saleh, and also deployed military points and reinforcements on the road linking south of the capital in the Sanhan district, and another towards the Khulan district Which militias fear that the first spark will end their presence in the capital.
On the other hand, military sources in the Yemeni army confirmed that new military reinforcements had reached a "local" area, in the Nahham district, northeast of the capital, Sana'a, in which Yemeni forces had been stationed for years, awaiting the directives of the joint command of the coalition and legitimacy to start the battle to liberate the capital, noting Until a few days ago, the forces announced the lifting of combat readiness, in preparation for upcoming battles in the vicinity of the capital.
In Saada, the militia stronghold, the commander of the Azal axis in the Yemeni army, Brigadier Yasser Al-Harthi, confirmed the death of Al-Murtada Ali Al-Sharif, known as Abu Tinkel, the leader of the Baqim Front in the Houthi militia in an ambush set by Axal militants near the Baqim Triangle, indicating that the heroes Over the past few days, the army in Azal axis has prevented Houthi's advance towards newly liberated sites.
Al-Harthy said, in press statements, that the army forces carried out a counter-attack, which resulted in the death and injury of 10 Houthi elements, including Al-Murtada, in addition to other families and the seizure of various weapons, and that confrontations continue between the two sides in several areas of Saada.
“The army thwarted a failed infiltration attempt by militia members on the Baqim-Majaz-Al-Safra Triangle, where an ambush was placed on them, which led to the death of the leader of the operation (Al-Murtada Al-Sharif) and his companions,” Al-Harthi said.
In Al Dhale'e, military sources confirmed that the Monitoring and Reconnaissance Unit, in the joint and southern forces, was able to monitor Houthi movements, which were launched from Al Hamza camp in Ibb Governorate towards the northern and western fronts of Al Dhale'e, to reinforce the militia ranks, and that the joint forces prepared to install artillery and rockets, intended to receive those forces The way in which previous Houthi reinforcements were received, which were destroyed before they reached the front lines.
To that, violent clashes took place between the two sides in the vicinity of Al-Fakher Front, during which the joint and southern forces managed to thwart an infiltration attempt by the militias towards "Lukman Othman, the Markhazah region and Habil Al-Abdi", which led the militias to bomb the Bab Ghalaq area of the Qadatba Directorate with artillery and Katyusha rockets, which led to Civilian casualties occurred in the area.
In Al Hudaydah on the western coast, the joint forces thwarted an attempt to infiltrate Houthi towards the district of Al-Tahita, one day after its attack on the east and north of the Hay district failed, according to field sources, noting that militias used various types of weapons in their attack on the district of Al-Tahita.
The sources confirmed that the attack targeted the mountainous area south of the district, before the joint forces could repel it, and forced the attackers from Houthi elements to flee towards their previous positions.
The Houthi militias pushed large reinforcements of its elements and their fighting mechanisms towards Al-Duraimi Directorate, south of the governorate, and continued to push with military reinforcements to the perimeter of the district, and another towards Al-Manzhar neighborhood, south of Al-Hodeidah city.
This coincided with a military escalation of militias, which launched extensive bombing and targeting operations towards the joint forces ’positions in Kilo 16, Al-Manzhar district, and Al-Shujaina area east of the Al-Duraimi district, and in the Zafran area of the Beit al-Faqih district.