There has been an increase in violent confrontations on different battlefronts in the province of Taiz between legitimate forces and rebel militias, and the army has made new progress. Violent confrontations took place on fronts in the countryside of Taiz, Hifan and the Assilw district in southern Taiz, and Houthi militias and those loyal to the ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh bombed villages. A number of people were killed and injured on both sides.
The Yemeni army has announced that it has made progress in the Taiz countryside on a front in Hifan and has been able to retake sites that were previously under the control of Houthi militias and those loyal to the ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh after violent confrontations in which people on both sides were killed and wounded.
In a statement that he made to Asharq Al-Awsat, a Yemeni army source on the Hifan front said that “Yemeni army forces were able to make significant progress on the Al-Ahkoum front in Hifan … after fierce battles. This matter has made the Houthi militias and those loyal to Saleh respond by bombing villages”.
The source continued by saying that “Similarly, violent confrontations took place on the rural Assilw front in the south of the city. During these confrontations, the militias tried to advance on sites belonging to the army in the Asseeratayn area. However, army forces confronted them and forced them to retreat and flee. The army and the Popular Resistance also managed to regain control of Hamdu village in the district of Assilw”.