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Yemeni Army continues to advance towards Aden; Hadi loyalist commander killed

29 February 2016 7:26



The Yemeni army and popular forces continued their advances in the Southern part of Yemen, killing senior commander of fugitive resigned president Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi in a tough battle. Pro-Hadi commander, Ali al-Yafe’yee was gunned down by unknown assailants in Shalal military base in Ma’ala region in Aden province. In a similar development on Saturday, the Yemeni forces continued their advances in Taiz, and killed a large number of forces loyal to Hadi, including his senior commanders, in the Western coastal province.

Many other Saudi-led aggression mercenaries were also killed in tough battle with the Yemeni army and popular forces in Beit Wafi in Habashi heights in Taiz province. Meantime, the Yemeni army and popular forces attacked pro-Hadi militias’ military positions in al-Ja’adan region in Ma’rib, killing a large number of them. Also on Wednesday, the Yemeni forces killed at least 54 Saudi troops, including commanders, in a ballistic missile attack in the Northern Jawf province.

The Yemeni Army, backed by Popular Committees loyal to the Ansarullah movement, targeted a Saudi military installation in Beir al-Maraziq region with a Qaher-1 ballistic missile. A large number of Saudi forces also sustained injuries in the attack. The Yemeni surface-to-surface missile also destroyed a number of military equipment of the installation and inflicted heavy damage on its infrastructure.

The Yemeni forces have fired tens of missiles on the military positions and assembly points of Saudi-led coalition so far, killing hundreds of Saudi forces and injuring many more. Yemenis carry out these attacks in retaliation for the US-backed Saudi strikes on civilian targets, launched with the aim of undermining Ansarullah movement and bringing back to power the country’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh and Washington.

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