Taiz- Armed conflict intensified in al-Bayda battle fronts, Yemen, following an assault staged by members of the Popular Resistance against Houthi and Saleh militias and the seizure of strategic locations.
Militias in their turn continued to randomly shell houses in Dhi Na’im and Az Zahir districts as well as farms in Rada’a, leading to huge material losses.
Colonel Abdullah al-Humaikani told Asharq Al-Awsat that “members of the Popular Resistance are still confronting militias with their personal potentials and have achieved great gains on the ground in restoring control over strategic whereabouts, following violent battles that caused enormous human and material losses.”
Saada Media Center affirmed in a statement published on Facebook that dozens of killed and injured Houthis reached directories of Sa’dah.
“Most of the killed and injured were targeted by Arab Coalition air force,” the statement added.
Yemen’s Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr addressed the Ministry of Finance to quickly disburse salaries to civil employees in Taiz according to the state budget of 2014.
The prime minister stated that the government has paid the salaries for civil and military personnel in the liberated provinces and is working hard on disbursing them in provinces controlled by rebels, reported Yemen News Agency (Saba).
He underscored the importance of militias committing to export revenues to the central bank in the temporary capital, Aden so that the government fulfills as well its commitments towards employees in all provinces with no exception.
Daghr ordered allocating one million dollars to cover the additional needs of the injured in Taiz, given that the Ministry of Public Health and Population will supervise the process.
This took place 24 hours after the local authority in Taiz called on the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Yemen to accelerate the disbursement of salaries to the employees and retired officers.