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Yemen Army Takes Control of the Eastern Gate of Sana’a - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Clan members in the resistance supporting  pro-Legitimacy forces in Yemen-AFP

Clan members in the resistance supporting pro-Legitimacy forces in Yemen-AFP

Aden- Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri, Arab Coalition Spokesman and Consultant at the Saudi Defense Ministry, announced that the presence of pro-government forces in Sana’a is now an irrevocable reality. Brig. Asiri confirmed that Houthi militias are resorting to mine fields to hurdle the resistance and the Yemen’s army advance in Sana’a.

Asiri’s announcement came after both national Army and resistance forces, on Friday, took control over the Al-Farda Nahim camp believed to be the insurgents’ “platoon312”, east of Sana’a.

The camp was confiscated after 24 hours of a broad attack launched by pro- government forces for freeing the eastern door of the capital city from Houthi militia.

Sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that Houthi militia and supporters of the ousted Ali Abdullah Saleh have fled their camps in large numbers, after the attach by the Army forces and the resistance, leaving behind artillery and many wounded. The Arab coalition air-force pounded the zone during the past 48 hours. Anti- government forces were barricaded by pro-Yemen forces for two days before the launched attack.

On the other hand, Jalal Baleedi, leader of an al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group controlling areas of the war-torn Yemen, referred to as al-Qaeda’s “Dynamo”, has been reported killed, on Friday, in a US drone strike.

Baleedi among a group of al-Qaeda terrorists were killed south of Yemen, in the Abyan Governorate.

Field developments show pro- government forces advancing in the Harad District, near the Saudi Arabian borders. Clashes against Houthi militia in Harad were brought about after a report on military support coming in from navy forces on the coasts of Midi. Army forces were capable of taking control over Midi towards the end of January.

Data indicats that clashes in Harad and Northern Yemen (Saudi Southern Borders) are an effort to successfully free the western coastal areas from insurgency.