Yemeni army kills 97 militiamen, captures 120 following attack on Houthi sites | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

26 May,


Yemeni army kills 97 militiamen, captures 120 following attack on Houthi sites

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Yemeni government forces, backed by the Arab Coalition, killed 97 Houthi militiamen and captured 120, including commanders, in the governorate of Al-Dhalea south-west of Yemen, military sources confirmed to Al Arabiya on Wednesday.

During the battle in the city of Qa’atabah, north of Al-Dhalea, governmAraent forces were able to push Houthis to retreat to the areas of Maazoub and Al-Famer.

The government forces had launched a surprise attack on Houthi posts in Al-Daaeri Al-Gharbi in Qa’atabah, and burnt some of their military vehicles.

Special forces are now securing the city’s neighborhoods and searching for Houthi militia cells.

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