Yemeni president praises Arab coalition’s support for legitimacy in Yemen

A Yemeni fighter loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemeni president carries a bottle of water during a patrol of a hill-top position northwest of the central city of Taiz, on April 20, 2017. (AFP)
Updated 13 May 2018
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Yemeni president praises Arab coalition’s support for legitimacy in Yemen

DUBAI: Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi praised the Arab coalition’s constant support for the legitimacy in Yemen and for the Yemeni people, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.
He also commended the coalition’s successes in fighting off the Iran-backed Houthi militia.
This came during phone conversations with the Commander of the First Commander of the axis of Bab Al-Mandab, Brig. Gen. Abdul Ghani Subaihi, and Commander of the Third Brigade, Brig. Gen. Mahmoud Ahmed Sawli.
The president was briefed on the field progress made by the Yemeni army in the battles in the provinces of Taiz and Hodeidah.
President Hadi called on his people to unite and stand by the army and the popular resistance and support them by all means to continue their military operations aimed at liberating Yemen from the Houthis.
The Yemeni president stressed the need to continue advancing until the liberation of Taiz province is complete and security and stability is restored.


More than 85 Houthis killed in battles across Yemen

Updated 17 February 2019
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More than 85 Houthis killed in battles across Yemen

  • More than 40 militants were killed in the southern Taiz province, and 18 others were killed on the Damt front in the southern Ad Dali province
  • Scores of militants were wounded, while the army seized military-grade equipment and ammunition.

DUBAI: More than 85 Iran-backed Houthi militants were killed and more wounded in clashes with the Yemeni army supported by the Arab Coalition across the country on Saturday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

According to the reports, more than 40 militants were killed in the southern Taiz province, and 18 others were killed on the Damt front in the southern Ad Dali province, while more than 30 were killed in clashes with the Hajour tribe northwest of the country.

Scores of militants were wounded, while the army seized military-grade equipment and ammunition.

Meanwhile, Yemen’ Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad al-Hadrami said that the continued conflict stirred by the Houthis threatens the Swedish peace agreement and any progress in the political process.

In a meeting with UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash on the sidelines of the 55th session of the Munich Conference of Security 2019, Al-Hadrami said that the continued Houthi manipulation represents the failed opportunities for peace in Yemen.

For his part, UAE’s Gargash stressed on the need to combine efforts and send clear messages to the international community revealing the truth behind the militia’s violations on the ground.