Cautious lull in Taiz amid raids on militias in Sanaa, Jawf

A tank used by pro-government tribal fighters is seen on a street in the southwestern city of Taiz, Yemen, November 15, 2016.


:: On Wednesday morning, the Arab coalition aircraft launched a series of raids on the militias in the provinces of Sanaa, al-Jawf and Hajjah in Yemen.

According to military field sources, the aircraft bombed the militias’ hubs in the area of Harib Nihm, north-east of Sanaa. They also bombed military vehicles and reinforcements in the coastal Midi and Haradh fronts.

In al-Jawf province, the coalition aircraft raided the militias in the Muzawiya front in the Mtoun directorate. At the same time, fresh clashes erupted between the national army and the Houthi militias.

Sources said that fierce confrontations took place on the Muzawiya front in the north of Mtoun, along with heavy artillery shelling carried out by the Yemeni army forces against the militias there.

The coalition aircraft also launched several raids on the militias near the area of Orouq Muzawiya, leading to deaths and injuries among their ranks.

Houthi missile intercepted

In Marib, Arab coalition defenses intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis towards a refugee camp.

According to eyewitnesses, the Arab coalition defenses intercepted the missile within a short distance from one of the refugee camps in the desert of the Manqaza in the area of al-Ruwaik.

Most fronts in the province of Taiz have also witnessed a cautious lull in the past few hours. The eastern neighborhoods of the city witnessed intense raids by the militias located in the Softel area on the eastern entrance of the city, destroying houses and other facilities.

The militias had bombed the military hospital, damaging important sections of the complex.













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