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Taiz Military Council: ‘Coup Militia Plants Landmines in Taiz, Countryside’ - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Taiz-Chief of operations in Taiz’s Military Council Colonel Abdulaziz al-Majidi told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that hostilities are going on in most of the fighting fronts in Taiz, noting that Houthi and Saleh rebel militias are continuously bombing neighborhoods in Taiz and villages of the province.

Majidi said that the militias are irrationally laying landmines in the countryside, cities, main roads and neighborhoods.

He added that confrontations in Taiz, As Silw and Hayfan are ongoing.

In the past two days the national army and popular resistance forces foiled more than one attack by these militias against the army and resistance sites in As Slw front.

Militias were trying to cut roads that link between Aden and Taiz, yet forces were able to kill the commander of these militias, according to Majidi.

He added: “Militias were still trying to return and control the region, but army and resistance forces have been countering them consistently; forces were also able to kill many militants in Houthi and Saleh militias.”

The colonel called the legislative government and coalition leadership to work fast to end the situation in Taiz militarily and get rid of these terrorist gangs, who he describes as “the rivals of God and Islam.”

For his part, Spokesman for the military council in Taiz Col. Gen. Mansour al- Hassani accused Houthi and ousted Saleh’s militias of displacing citizens living west and south Taiz in light of odd silence from humanitarian organizations and international bodies.

This comes at a time when battles continue at all fronts accompanied by violent shelling by Houthi militias.

Moreover, Coalition air forces have intensified their flights over Taiz and have carried out airstrikes on coup militia’s sites and gatherings; thus, inflicting damages and losses in their militants and equipment.

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