Yemeni Army, Ansarullah Kick Off Massive Operations to Win Back Strategic Regions in Ta’iz
TEHRAN (FNA)– The Yemeni army and popular forces have started massive military operations to seize back several areas in the coastal province of Ta’iz, informed military sources announced on Sunday.
“The army and revolutionary forces have kicked off large-scale operations in Aqrouz, Ahyouq and Al-Sharija in the Southwestern part of Ta’iz province,” senior Ansarullah commander Monem al-Sha’eri told FNA on Sunday.
The commander noted that a large group of Saudi aggressors began fleeing regions Northeast of Ahyouq which also came under the Yemeni forces’ missile attack.
“The Yemeni forces have seized a lot of military equipment and the dead bodies of the pro-Saudi mercenaries are scattered all over the area,” al-Sha’eri said.
The commander reiterated that the Yemeni forces have cleared a vast mountainous region from Kabeen to Heydeen.
The Yemeni army and popular forces’ advances in Ta’iz resulted in the withdrawal of Saudi troops and Al-Qaeda terrorists from Jbal Sabr (Sabr Mountain) strategic region in Yemen’s coastal province.
The Saudi aggressors and Al-Qaeda terrorists used Jbal Sabr as their military and air bases.
The Yemeni forces launched an attack from several direction to win back the mountainous region of Jbal Sabr.
Jbal Sabr mountainous region includes Al-Hada, Ashqab and Al-Arous hilltops. Jbal Sabr looks over a vast region of residential areas in the Ta’iz province.
In a relevant development on Saturday, the Yemeni forces’ attacks on Saudi Arabia’s military positions in Southern Saudi Arabia killed and injured several military personnel.
“The Yemeni forces fired several mortar shells on the Saudi positions in Jizan province, killing three Saudi military men and injuring 11 others,” Saudi provincial official Yahya Abdullah Al-Qahtani announced.
Since the start of the military operations led by Saudi Arabia in Yemen in March 2015, more than 80 Saudi military personnel have been killed in Saudi Arabia. This took place through launching mortar rockets and exchange of fire across the border.
Also on Thursday, the Yemeni forces killed 11 Saudi forces in Jizan province with their artillery fire.
The artillery shells were fired at the Southern parts of al-Sawabetah region in Jizan, field sources said.
They added that the attack also injured dozens of Saudi forces.
The attack was launched after the Yemeni forces fired their upgraded ballistic missiles on the Saudi forces’ positions in Jizan.
Yemen’s Qaher-I ballistic missile precisely hit Saudi Arabia’s military bases in Jizan province on Wednesday, inflicting heavy losses on them.
Tens of Saudi troops were killed and dozens more were injured in the missile attack.
Also on Tuesday, the Yemeni army and the popular forces took nearly two dozen Saudi-led coalition troops into captivity in Central Yemen.
At least 20 Saudi troops were captured in heavy clashes with the Yemeni forces near Jawf-Ma’rib intersection in the Central part of Yemen.
The Saudi-led troops were trying to move through Jawf-Ma’rib intersection when they came under Yemeni forces’ ambush.
Also on Monday, tens of Saudi-led troops were killed and dozens more were injured in a successful ambush attack by the Yemeni forces in the province of Ma’rib, Central Yemen.
The Yemeni army and the popular forces also took scores of Saudi troops into captivity in Ma’rib province.
Meantime, the Yemeni forces cleared Al-Awa military base and Al-Karba region in the province of Ta’iz.
Al-Karba was the biggest stronghold of the pro-Saudi troops in Jbal al-Habashi (Habashi Mountain) in Ta’iz province.
Several Yemeni civilians have lost their lives over the past three days as Saudi warplanes continue to pound areas across Yemen.