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Yemeni Army Besieges Mica 101 in Sa’dah | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Boys who are part of the Houthi fighters hold weapons as they ride on the back of a patrol truck in Sanaa March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

Riyadh, Taiz, Aden – The Yemeni army and resistance forces succeeded in advancing in Sa’dah (the stronghold of Houthis militia) and besieging Mica 101 affiliated to Houthis.

Colonel Mehran Al-Qabati told Asharq al-Awsat that the army and resistance forces advanced in Sa’dah province for more than 15 kilometers vertically and 45 kilometers horizontally. He added that Mica 101 is now under siege and that the “Yemeni army and resistance forces sacrificed two martyrs and five injured during these operations.”

Qabati affirmed that the army and resistance are determined to enter Sa’dah and attack the militias in their stronghold. “They have come to our territory without having the right to; we taught them a lesson they will never forget and we insist on repeating this in Sa’adah.

Qabati also denied spread rumors that battalions were sent to Sa’dah, stressing that the striking force leading current operation to defeat the rebels are enough.

Moving to Bihan, in the east of the country, Houthi and Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh militias renewed on Saturday and Sunday the random bombing on villages and citizens’ houses, following their failure to break through the army and resistance forces.

Moving to Taiz, a military source told Asharq al-Awsat that conflicts intensified in all battlefronts namely in the eastern one where the Houthi and Ali Abdullah Saleh militias are bombing without any consideration of children and women.

Moreover, the national army in Taiz announced commencement of national resistance factions’ integration with the national army forces in Taiz, declared a military source to Asharq al-Awsat.