SANNAA, (BM) – The combined forces of southern Yemen hit a group of Houthis rebel militias in the El Mektar region of the Yemeni province of Dali, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the NewsYemen newspaper.
According to field sources, several members of the Houthis movement were killed, while others were injured, the newspaper said.
Sources note that the attack occurred after careful monitoring of the Houthis formations during their gathering in the presence of a field commander to receive instructions on how to conduct an attack on government forces.
“Government forces managed to deliver a preemptive strike that disorganized and thwarted the attack plan after killing and injuring several members of the Houthis militia, including field commanders,” the publication notes.
The conflict between Saudi Arabia – Yemen Hussites
In 2014, the Hussites, Shiite-born northern Yemen, carried out a coup and seized power in the northern provinces of the country, including the capital, the city of Sana’a. In turn, the internationally recognized government and President Mansour Hadi moved their residences to the city of Aden, located on the southern coast of Yemen.
In connection with the further military successes of the Hussites and their active promotion to the south of the country, in 2015, Saudi Arabia led the coalition of Arab countries and launched the ground-based military operation “Tempest of Determination” in support of the official government.
The reason for such great concern for Saudi Arabia was the threat that the Hussites would reach the coast of the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, the most important sea transport corridor through which Saudi oil tankers pass.
This happened also because Hussites are protected by Iran – an enemy of the Sunni countries of the Islamic world and, above all, Saudi Arabia.
In addition, it is worth noting that other forces are taking part in the Yemeni conflict. Among the largest forces is the UAE-supported Southern Transitional Council (STC), which is in an ambiguous relationship with official Yemen and is committed to the independence of southern Yemen.
Also in Yemen, there is a large terrorist organization, al-Qaida on the Arabian Peninsula, which controls large areas of central Yemen.
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