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Yemeni Army Launches Operation “Liberation is our Pledge” | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Yemenis stand at the site of a Saudi air strike against Huthi rebels near Sanaa Airport on March 26, 2015 (AFP Photo/Mohammed Huwais)

Aden – Yemeni National Army Forces, backed by the coalition air forces, began a wide-ranged military operation in Nihm district.

The operation called “Liberation is our Pledge” comes as a response to the insurgents’ violations. A Yemeni military source told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the operation has a series of set targets that the forces will aim to execute all.

According to field sources, the artillery of the national army targeted heavily insurgency sites in al-Mabda’a village of Nihm district, west of Sana’a.

National army forces, backed by the popular resistance, also liberated al-Manara mountain that overlooks al-Madid area in Nihm district, one of the largest dirsticts in Sana’a.

The forces are advancing towards the strategic area and according to army sources, Milh village in Nihm was also liberated. Militants fled the area after the heavy clashes leaving behind their weapons and equipment.

Yemeni armed forces media added that al-Houl village was also liberated and a number of militants escaped towards Dabboua were also targeted. In addition, Bani Bareq was liberated; a front which was described as the “center of the battle”.

Other sources mentioned that the national army began advancing towards al-Medraj and Masoura after militias escaped the area towards their reinforcements corridor in Dabboua.

Coalition forces also performed a series of raids on Houthis’ sites in al-Maktaa area and Mehla Dam.

The operation began after the Yemeni armed forces asked the civilians to stay away from sites and locations of insurgents and militias. The forces also warned citizens of allowing militants to use their houses as sites saying that they will be targeted and any act of aggression will be destroyed no matter its source.