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The Saudi-led coalition has been fighting the Houthis across Yemen since 2015 [Reuters]

Aden-The Saudi-led Arab coalition air campaign successfully targeted the ‘Giants’ camp of an insurgency armed division. The camp is located in the Harf Sufyan District of the Amran Governorate located north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

A local source in Sanaa told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that around five air raids carried out by the Arab coalition had targeted stockpiles of artillery and a flock of military vehicles, which were being prepared to be moved to Yemeni northern borders with Saudi Arabia.

Sources also pointed out that airstrikes were not only restricted to the camp, yet had effectively taken down insurgency hubs anchored in the Bani Shihab zone located in al Maton District, a part of al Jawf Governorate.

The air raids came in support to the ongoing Popular Resistance efforts on averting a militia-led offensive against national army locations.

As for the Hadramaut province, east of Yemen, the local national army forces applied strict security procedures to the 2nd military zone in the Mukalla city as of Friday.

Military sources in the Hadramaut Governorate told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the forces are being deployed across all neighborhoods, streets and inner city areas as to secure the city and to prevent any terrorist attacks occurring.

Army forces had also increased the number of checkpoints laid out across the city’s vicinity.

Major General Faraj Salmeen al Bahsani of the 2nd military zone made multiple visits to all army camps encompassing Mukalla city and its suburbs.

Maj.Gen.al Bahsani lauded the units for their efforts, appreciating the devotion displayed by officers and soldiers during the holidays.

The army’s sacrifices and fulfillment of duties had helped in cementing further security and stability, sources cited Maj.Gen.al Bahsani saying.

Al Bahsani had also met with leaderships and officers assigned to the military 2nd zone. In the meetings held, he expressed his pride and appreciation for the conformed unity displayed by the military units in camps and on checkpoints.