Ansarullah and popular committees make gains in Yemen’s Taiz

Ansarullah and popular committees make gains in Yemen’s Taiz

Following a number of recent reverses, Fighters from Yemen's Ansarullah movement together with members of the allied popular committees have reportedly managed to capture a number of strategic positions from rebels

Ahlul Bayt News Agency - Following a number of recent reverses, Fighters from Yemen's Ansarullah movement together with members of the allied popular committees have reportedly managed to capture a number of strategic positions from rebels loyal to fugitive president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in and around Yemen’s southwestern city of Taiz.

The Ansarullah has succeeded in taking Al-Salih Gardens in Taiz, along with areas of the Al-Dabab Mountain region.

A pro-Hadi thugs attributed the retreat from the latter region to a lack of military equipment, noting that Ansarullah and popular committee forces in the area currently enjoyed an advantage in terms of supplies.

Ansarullah fighters, he said, had attacked pro-Hadi thugs with tanks and artillery, leading to a “tactical retreat” by the latter.

Recent days have seen fierce clashes in the Al-Dabab Mountain region, which have left dozens dead from both sides.

Fighting is reportedly ongoing around the presidential palace, while Ansarullah as well as tribal forces have continued to attack pro-Hadi positions in the Thaabat and Sadr Mountain regions.

Saudi Arabia launched its attacks against Yemen on March 26 – without a UN mandate – to restore power to fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

Over 4,300 people have lost their lives in the conflict since late March, according to the World Health Organization. Local Yemeni sources, however, say the fatality figure is much higher.






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