Yemeni forces continue to advance in Shabwa

Elements of the Yemeni army on one of the battle fronts against the militias.

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Military and combat operations continued in Shabwa between the Yemeni forces participating in the liberation of the province, and the Houthi militias, which received painful blows during the past few days, which made them lose control of strategic and ruling areas in the districts of Asilan and Bayhan.

Field sources confirmed the complete liberation of the areas of "Hajar Kahlan, Tawal Al-Sada, Jawal Sunaid, and Lakhider", and advanced towards the Al-Naqoub area, north of Baihan, amid the collapse of the Houthi defense lines and the militia members incurring heavy losses by the Yemeni forces and coalition fighters.

The forces participating in the liberation of Shabwa fought fierce battles against the Houthi militia, which incurred heavy losses, in the ranks of its elements and combat mechanisms.

The coalition fighters intensified their raids on Houthi militia sites in several governorates, including "Shabwa, Al-Bayda, Marib, Al-Jawf and Saada". The targeting led to the destruction of a weapons store in Kitaf Saada, 4 Houthi combat vehicles in Khub and Al-Sha`f in Al-Jawf, and a weapons store and a number of vehicles in Sirwah and Al-Juba in Marib. A missile launcher and a weapons depot in Al-Sawadiya, Al-Bayda.

The coalition raids came after Saudi air defenses confronted five booby-trapped drones launched by the militias towards Saudi territory.

The coalition indicated that all operational options are on the table in response to the threat, deter hostile militia behavior, neutralize the threat and protect civilians.

In Marib, battles continued on the southern and western fronts, during which the army and tribes, with the support of the coalition fighters, were able to thwart and repel Houthi attacks and infiltration attempts, and the militias incurred dozens of deaths and injuries.

In Al-Jawf, violent clashes took place between the tribes of Bani Nouf and the Houthi elements in the city of Al-Hazm, against the background of the militias kidnapping a number of tribesmen in Al-Hazm and transporting them to an unknown destination.

In Al-Khoukha, south of Hodeidah, a civilian named Abdul Rahman Muhammad Hassan died, and another was injured, as a result of a mine explosion left by the Houthi militia in a farm in the Qataba area, north of the district.

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