Yemen's army advances towards al-Makha
1/19/2017 11:50:00 PM
Yemen's army advanced on Thursday towards the coastal town of al-Makha in Taiz governorate, military sources said.
The sources said that Houthi militias are fleeing from al-Makha towards al-Khokhah after they were heavily stricken by air-fighters of the Arab Coalition.
Early of the current January, a military operation was launched with the aim of liberating the western coasts of Taiz governorate.
The Houthis use these coasts to receive smuggled weapons from Iran. The Yemeni government accuses of Iran of sending weapon shipments to the Houthis , demanding the international community to take firm stances against Iranian interventions in Yemen.
The Yemeni army has managed to captured new sites in the area of Nihim, Sana'a governorate, and seized Iranian-made rockets which were used by forces of the Houthis and ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Spokesman of the Popular Resistance Abdullah al-Shandaqi told al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper that the Yemeni army backed by the popular resistance managed to capture weapons and other military supplies.
Warships from the US Navy have intercepted several weapons shipments sent by Iran to the Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Governor of Saadah Hadi Tarshan has affirmed that Yemen army backed by the popular resistance captured a lot of Iranian-made weapons two weeks ago.
Tarshan said that the army is preparing to take over all districts of Saadah, pointing out that military forces finished its training and will soon start fighting the Houthis in Saadah.
Meanwhile, the commander of Saadah Military Region Obaid al-Athalah affirmed that dozens of the Houthis including senior leaders were killed, pointing out that the army managed to took over strategic positions.