Houthi Militia Losses Exacerbates in al-Dhalea

  • The Iranian-backed militia launched a violent attack on the positions of the joint forces in the first order of the Battar Front and on the outskirts of the Al-Fakher region.
  • The Yemeni National Army forces tightened their siege on the center of Bert Al-Anan district of Al-Jawf Governorate, after liberating all of the district's areas from the Houthis.
  • One year after the Stockholm Agreement, the Houthi militia continues to impede the implementation of the agreement.

The Houthi militia’s losses were exacerbated in confrontations with the joint forces in al-Dhale governorate, while the National Army affirmed that the battle to liberate Sanaa was an irreversible option. Military sources said to reporters that the Houthi militia suffered great human and material losses when the joint forces responded to a major attack launched by the Houthi militia in the western al-Dhale governorate.

The Houthi movement (called Ansar Allah “Supporters of God”), is an Islamic religious-political-armed movement that emerged from Sa’dah in northern Yemen in the 1990s. They are of the Zaidi sect, though the movement reportedly also includes Sunnis.

According to the sources, the Iranian-backed militia launched a violent attack on the positions of the joint forces in the first order of the Battar Front and on the outskirts of the Al-Fakher region on the border of Ibb governorate. They used various types of weapons, including armor weapons and airstrikes, but the joint forces responded to the attack after violent clashes and suffered losses new frustration.

The joint forces also responded to an attempt to infiltrate Houthi groups in the Bilad al-Haiqi area and to create military barracks near the site of the joint force in al-Qafah, northwest of the province. The sources pointed out that violent clashes took place in the areas of Beit Al-Anal, in conjunction with the Houthi bombing of Battar. The militia tried to attack to recover sites it had lost earlier in the Battar and al-Jubb areas.

Legitimacy Governs the Militia Siege in Jouf

The Yemeni National Army forces tightened their siege on the center of Bert Al-Anan district of Al-Jawf Governorate, after liberating all of the district’s areas from the Houthi militia. Military sources stated that the army forces liberated the Afi region and the surrounding Habash mountain range, and the Qash’an mountain range in the same district, where the militia was using it as a springboard to attack the national army forces in the vicinity of the district’s center. Control of the area and mountain ranges enabled the national army to complete its mission. The military cordon imposed on the dispensary center controlled by the militia.

Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi is a Yemeni politician and former Field Marshal of the Yemeni Armed Forces. He has been the President of Yemen since 27 February 2012, and was Vice President from 1994 to 2012.

The army forces, led by Brigadier Haikal Hanaf, will continue to impose a tight siege on the center of the district, until the Houthi militia forces are forced to surrender. He noted that the army avoids storming the center, in order to preserve the safety of civilians, as the center has a high population density.

In addition, the Houthi militia sustained heavy losses in the Al Hudaydah governorate, during the joint forces’ response to attacks they launched on separate areas south of Al Hudaydah in the past two days. Sources of the joint forces confirmed that approximately 44 Houthi gunmen were killed and wounded, during the joint forces’ response to the militia’s attacks on the Hayis district and other areas in the governorate.

One year after the Stockholm Agreement, the Houthi militia continues to impede the implementation of the agreement. This has unprecedented international significance, through which the United Nations has responded to its wishes and changed two heads of the International Observer Group. The UN is prepared to change the third if it dares and tells the truth that it impedes the implementation of the agreement.

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