Yemeni Army, Popular Forces Make Gains in Taiz Province
The Yemeni army backed by popular forces purged several regions and villages in Taiz province of Al-Qaeda members and forces loyal to fugitive Yemeni President Mansour Hadi on Sunday.
The Yemeni troops and Ansarullah fighters regained control over Al-Sawida, Al-Ramda, Al-Nobeh and Al-Jaoud villages in Taiz province after the clashes today.
The army took back some of the equipment, weapons and vehicles that Al-Qaeda terrorists had seized from the military base of Army Division 35 earlier.
The army also cut the terrorists’ supply routes to areas outside Taiz province.
Earlier today, the Ansarullah fighters apprehended scores of terrorists and Saudi stooges in different cities.
“The revolutionary fighters have nabbed a number of Takfiri terrorists in Sana’a and several other Yemeni cities,” the Arabic-language al-Akhbar newspaper quoted an Ansarullah leader, speaking on conditions of anonymity, as saying.
The Ansarullah leader noted that the Yemeni revolutionary forces also apprehended several Saudi stooges who were gathering information about the Yemeni army commanders and Ansarullah leaders.
“After interrogating these people we found out that they were planning to conduct suicide attacks and terrorist operations in Sana’a to wreak havoc in the Yemeni capital,” he added.
The apprehended people also confessed that they had received cash from Saudi Arabia for conducting terrorist operations in Yemen.
The Ansarullah fighters and army troops have made major advances in their fight against the al-Qaeda terrorists and forces loyal to fugitive President Mansour Hadi across Yemen in recent weeks.
The clashes between the Ansarullah fighters and the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists as well as the pro-Hadi militias continue in the Southern parts of the country as Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 46 days now to restore power to Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
On April 21, Saudi Arabia declared end to Yemen airstrikes after weeks of bombings, but airstrikes are still underway.