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Yemen: Two Pro-Houthi, Saleh Military Commanders Killed in Jouf and Taiz | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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A man sits in front of a building damaged by Houthi shelling at a residential area in Yemen’s central city of Taiz. Reuters 

Taiz- Two military commanders have been killed along with other elements in battlefronts in Yemen’s al-Jouf and Taiz during the past two days.

Meanwhile, fighting escalated between the national army and the coup militias of Houthi and Saleh in al-Masloub district as seven militants were killed and 12 others wounded.

Among those killed was pro-Houthi commander Saeed bin Jaber, whose corps arrived with a number of dead and wounded to a market, which compelled the militias to increase security measures in the area surrounding a Houthi-run medical center, according to military sources.

The sources explained that the army targeted the militias with artillery fire at all its sites, forcing them to flee.

In a common matter, informed sources said that the west coast front witnessed clashes late on Thursday, during which a number of militia members were killed and wounded, including a coup commander and his bodyguards, in Kahboub near the coastal city of Mokha, west of Taiz.

Confrontations continue on various battlefronts in west and east Taiz in light of the escalation of shelling by the national army on different locations held by Houthis and Saleh’s supporters.

For their part, the insurgents also stepped up their continuous shelling of residential neighborhoods in Taiz and rural areas.

According to a source in Taiz, the national army continued to carry out attacks on the putschists in the eastern front, especially on Mohammed Ali Osman school and the special forces camp.

The source confirmed that pro-Houthi Commander Abdul-Ahad al-Jabri was killed by an air strike as coalition forces targeted him. Jaber is the field commander and was in charge of coup militias in Mesrakh Front (south of Taiz) before their defeat by the national army forces.