The official spokesman for the Yemeni army, Brigadier General Abdo Majali, announced today, Saturday, that the National Army, with the support of the coalition’s aviation, managed, during the past few days, to destroy 75% of the combat capabilities of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia, which it mobilized in the Ma’rib governorate.
Brigadier-General Majali confirmed, in a press briefing, that the army forces are achieving control of the ground by liberating important sites, cutting off supply routes for the militias, and confronting all infiltrations and hostile attacks, on the various fighting fronts in Marib and Al-Jawf, noting that the army forces on the fronts of Marib Governorate continue defensive and offensive operations. Through tactical methods and methods, the Houthi elements incurred heavy losses in lives and equipment.
He added that the coalition’s aircraft “carried out many sorties and air raids, which with successful strikes destroyed dozens of vehicles, armored vehicles, crews, mechanisms, tanks and reinforcements of the Houthi coup militia on the fronts of Al-Mushajah, Al-Kasara, Jabal Murad and Sarwah.”
He pointed out that the air defenses of the National Army managed to shoot down an explosive drone in Jabal Murad and another aircraft on the outskirts of the city of Marib, which was intended to target civilians and civilian objects.
In Al-Jawf Governorate, the Yemeni army spokesman reported that progress and gains were made on the ground in the Khanjar front and the liberation of several locations through which militia supply routes were cut and the sites where they were stationed were controlled, explaining that the engineering teams of the National Army in the Khub Al-Sha`af district, north of Al-Jawf Extracting 300 different mines, including individual mines, vehicle mines, and explosive devices, which were planted by the Houthi militia in the corridors, public roads and valleys, killing citizens and restricting their movement.
Majali stressed that the Houthi militias are still continuing their criminal terrorist acts, deliberately and systematically targeting civilians, civilian objects and the displaced in the city of Marib and the surrounding villages and camps with ballistic missiles and drones.
He outlined the recent attacks on the city of Marib, which claimed the lives of dozens of civilians, including children and women, noting that they are condemned acts and amount to war crimes and are not subject to statute of limitations.
He added, “Houthi militias are still continuing their artillery and missile bombardment to target civilians and civilian objects in the Hodeidah governorate in the Al-Durayhimi, Hays and Al-Tahita districts. They also continue to plant landmines in the roads and places of drinking water, which have claimed the lives of hundreds of residents of Al-Hodeidah Governorate.”
He pointed out that the Houthi militias have planted sea mines along the coastal strip of Hodeidah Governorate, with the aim of harming citizens and fishermen, and threatening the sea lane for international trade, as thousands of land and sea mines were extracted by specialized engineering teams.
The Yemeni army spokesman warned of a great danger pursued by the Houthi militias, represented by their continued recruitment of children in the governorates under their control, as they set up summer centers to attract thousands of school students, in centers to lure children and send them to the crematoria of death and destruction on the frontlines.
He called on citizens in areas under the control of the Houthi militias to assume their responsibilities not to send their children to these summer centers and combat fronts.. He reiterated the call to the international community, the United Nations and human rights organizations to expedite the reclassification of the Houthi militias as a terrorist organization, to prosecute their leaders internationally and locally, and to condemn their terrorist acts.
Source: تهامة برس by tehamapress.net.
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