Middle-east Arab News Opinion | Asharq Al-awsat

Yemeni Army Makes Advances in Hifan and Assilw - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
Select Page

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”.

Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

More Posts

Follow Me:
FacebookGoogle PlusYouTube