Ansarullah Wins Back Large Parts of Lahij
The popular forces, along with the army, seized control over a major portion of Lahij, mainly residential blocks after killing over 200 Al-Qaeda and pro-Hadi militias in the city during the week.
Lahij province has been a hotbed of fierce clashes between the Ansarullah and army troops and the Al-Qaeda and pro-Hadi joint forces in the last several weeks.
According to reports, most parts of the Yemeni city are under the control of Ansarullah now, although Saudi warplanes have pounded and flattened the city infrastructure and residential areas.
Residents of Lahij accuse Al-Qaeda and pro-Hadi militias of demolishing bakeries, drug stores, medical centers and hospitals and schools in the city.
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 126 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,313 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
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.
The Ansarullah fighters and army troops have made major advances in their fight against the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists and forces loyal to fugitive former President Mansour Hadi across Yemen in recent weeks.