Clashes continue in Taiz, dead and wounded on both sides

Clashes continue in Taiz, dead and wounded on both sides

Clashes on the outskirts of the city of Taiz continued on Sunday between the legitimate government forces and the Houthi gunmen.

The clashes broke out on the Western front and heard explosions and gunfire between the two sides, field sources said.

The sources said that the dead and wounded were killed on both sides by clashes and cross-shelling, while one officer and three soldiers of the government forces were confirmed dead, government forces said their shells targeted a gathering of the Houthis and killed nine of them.

According to the sources, the dead were government forces (Capt. Tayeb Mohamed Ali Sarhan, soldiers ' Samid Saeed Abdullah Hassan, Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed Mahjub, and a third soldier, Ayman Farhan, and the two soldiers, Abdulaziz Yahya Abdullah al-Sabbri, and Nabil Saeed Ahmed Radman were injured).

Al-Houthi militias have been shelling using artillery and tanks since dawn last Friday on residential neighborhoods and positions of government forces north and east of Taiz city.

According to a field source, the government forces were able to detonate a mine network in the west of the al-Zaybah as a result of an artillery shell, and mines planted by militias in the vicinity of Zaybah in the east of the city, as well as the dismantling of bombs planted by the Houthis in two houses.

Maj. Gen. Samir al-Sabbri, commander of Taiz axis, confirmed in a statement published by the government news agency Saba that the military operation launched by the National Army forces on Friday continued until the liberation of the province from the Houthi militia.

According to the official Yemeni news agency Saba, the military operation comes as a response after al-Houthi militia attacks on national army positions, shelling of residential neighborhoods and the continuation of the siege of the province since  four years ago.

He said the national army is at high readiness and will carry out combat tasks and counter-attacks on the positions of the coup militia, and complete military operations to liberate the remainder of the province.


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