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Julien Harneis, UNICEF’s representative in Yemen

Julien Harneis, UNICEF's representative in Yemen

Julien Harneis, UNICEF’s representative in Yemen

Yemen- Yemeni Legitimacy forces, on Saturday, were capable of executing a swift military operation on Houthi militant headquarters in the Saada Governorate, which has resulted in the death of several of Houthi leaders while they were running militant operations against Saudi Arabian grounds and Yemeni governorates.

Among those killed were leadership-associated relatives of the Houthi head Leader, Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi, like Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi the son of the founder of the Houthi militant movement and one to lead the first insurgency in Saada in 2004, and Al Badr Hamid al Din al-Houthi, cousin of Abdul-Malikal-Houthi.

On the other hand, informed sources revealed to Asharq Al-Awsat, the changes in the plan of clearing up regions adjacent to the Capital city of Sana’a, and clans’ efforts to join legitimate forces.

Both North and East areas of Yemen are witnessing broad military operations by local legitimacy-supporting forces aiming to cleanse the rest of the zone of Houthi militias and militant insurgents belonging to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. All the movements have shown the breaking up amidst Houthi fronts in both Ma’rib and Sana’a.

Meanwhile, Vice President of Resistance Council in Sana’a, Shadi Khasroof, has denied all information on negotiations around giving up the capital Sana’a without a fight, saying “the word going around is unfounded”. However, he added: “we hope that Sana’a be handed over peacefully as soon as possible, the blood of Yemenis being further spilled be saved, and the insurgents quit their gambling and obstinacy.”