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Arab Coalition Destroys Militia Weapon Stores in Hayfan | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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The Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia yesterday launched airstrikes on crowds of Houthi militias and their stores of weapons in the Al-Hitari Mountain in the Hayfan District (south Taiz). It also carried out raids targeting a Katyusha rocket launcher in Wirzan, south Dimna Khadeer which is located is east Taiz.

Raids on crowds of Houthi militias and their stores of weapons were resumed in the city of Al-Mokha, Muwazza’ah Assahiliyya and Jabal Al-Naar which led to many deaths and military equipment being damaged.

Furthermore, violent clashes in the province of Taiz between the legitimate forces (the national army and the Popular Resistance) on the one hand, and Houthi militias and forces loyal to the deposed president on the other, took place on different battlefronts in Taiz. The clashes were concentrated in the Al-Silw district, southeast Taiz.

The Al-Silw district witnessed fierce battles that were concentrated in the Al-Rassa area in the Al-Silw Mountain. 16 members of the rebel militia were killed and dozens of them were injured as a result. Rebel militias also used various types of weapons to heavily shell sites belonging to the Popular Resistance and the national army in the area of Sharaf in the Al-Silw Mountain.

These clashes came after rebel militias attempted to infiltrate sites belonging to the national army and popular resistance in the region. These areas are now controlled by legitimate forces after rebel militias were previously able to seize all of the national army and Popular Resistance’s strongholds on the fronts of Hayfan, south Taiz. The clashes are a pre-emptive step to prevent the militias from entering and invading the district of Al-Mawasit; a matter which would enable them to reach the main route between the provinces of Aden and Taiz.