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The wreckage after a car bomb exploded outside the police college in Sanaa, Yemen in 2015. Reuters

Jeddah-High-ranking Yemeni military officials announced that the National Army discovered a large number of Lebanese and Iranian made missiles in Haif bin Saba’an.

After examining the missiles, Commander Staff Maj. Gen. Nasser al-Tahiri revealed that these missiles are not like the European or U.S. missiles, but share some specs.

Maj. Gen. al-Tahiri stressed that the National Army has been defending the liberated areas since Houthis started breaking the declared ceasefire.

Al-Tahiri also said that the discovered missiles are fired from launchpads and are used by the Lebanese so-called Hezbollah party.

Al-Tahiri told Asharq Al-Awsat that the army is advancing on several key axes despite militias’ reinforcements.

He explained that these missiles won’t help the militias advance for many reasons, including the weakness of their militants and their low morale.

Concerning the situation in the battlefield, al-Tahiri said that it is in the favor of the National Army, which is advancing on al-Farda and Bayhan fronts.

He added that all military forces are in their positions blocking any attack.

Military sources revealed that the militias lost a large number of their members in Shabwa as they failed to break the siege imposed by the National Army on Houthis.

Observers expect the Houthis to raise the oil prices as activist Abdul Hamid al-Khotami said.

Al-Khotami added that the lack of oil derivatives in the capital is due to the fact that the Houthis haven’t paid the price of the oil shipment coming to al-Mekla refinery.