60 Houthis Killed in Hodeidah's Durayhimi, 100 Arrests

Published August 14th, 2018 - 01:03 GMT
Around 60 Iran-backed Houthis killed. (AFP/ File)
Around 60 Iran-backed Houthis killed. (AFP/ File)

At least 60 Iran-backed Houthis were killed in the al-Durayhimi district near Yemen’s Hodeidah city, said Yemeni military sources on Monday.

The national army also announced the arrest of 100 Houthis during the fighting in the area that was backed by Saudi-led Arab coalition air cover.

The advancing troops forced the militias to flee some of their positions in Durayhimi city, said the Amaleqa brigades’ media center. The Houthis were forced into hiding in residential neighborhoods and in civilian homes amid a collapse in their morale.

The brigades had surrounded Durayhimi’s city center and stormed the eastern part of the area, seizing several locations. Dozens of Houthis were killed in the Amaleqa’s advance.

In Saada, the Houthis announced the death of their prominent field commander Ali Saleh Fayeh in coalition strikes on the Dahyan region.

The military sources said that he was responsible for training Houthis at a school in Sanaa. He also moved between Saada and Hodeidah as part of his sectarian duties and training of recruits.

Coalition jets also struck Houthis positions in the Amran region north of Sanaa, destroying rocket launchpads.

Eye witnesses told Asharq Al-Awsat that the fighter jets carried out a series of strikes on the Amshiye region in northern Amran. Loud explosions heard in the region were likely caused by the destruction of ballistic missile platforms.

The Houthis were dealt strong blows when many of their field leaders were killed in air strikes on Saada and the West coast.

In Taiz, the legitimate forces repelled a Houthi attack on the outskirts of the southern Domna Khadir district.

On the western front in Taiz, the forces launched a surprise attack against Houthi positions in Maqbana.

This article has been adapted from its original source.  

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