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Legitimacy Forces Neutralize 13 Prominent Insurgency Leaderships | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Yemen government forces close to Sanaa

Jeddah- Pro-legitimacy forces fighting for Yemen’s freedom had reportedly taken down over 13 militia leaders, among which were commanders loyal to the military camp supporting ousted former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Another seven Houthi leaders were also reported dead, said government military sources fighting in Yemen.

The ousted president, Saleh, makes a strategic ally to the Houthi-led insurgency.

Concerned bodies led investigations right after the leaderships’ reported death as to aid the national army in the future phase. No further details were made; however, data says that many of those taken in for investigation still refuse to testify.

This is considered the greatest number of leaders taken down in record timing by pro-legitimacy forces. With the radical loss in insurgency-leaderships, statements made by the advancing pro-government forces in Yemen on the insurgency-camp destabilization, volatility and morale breakdown is proven true.

Scores of insurgent combatants abandon positions and arms when clashes hit peak and losses are registered.

The battlefield updated status quo is highly expected to play in the government’s delegation favor at the peace talks underway in Kuwait. As the legitimacy, takes in war captives, a soon prisoner sway is also very much anticipated.

In the upcoming few days a mediating commission is expected to form as to close down on a massive prisoner exchange deal which includes government senior officials who Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi’s administration had long invested in efforts to free.

On the other hand, Saudi-led Arab coalition conducted long meetings with Yemeni national army commandership as to discuss military details and battlefield key objectives and status.

Top Yemeni military official told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the army advances in a balanced and steady rate. Moreover, the army has successfully thwarted a number of insurgency-staged offensives, liberating territory across Nihm and Jawf Districts.