On January 24, forces loyal Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur, Hadi backed by the Saudi-led coalition, captured the Hamily area in Mawza district of the southwestern Taiz province, according to Yemeni sources.
Moreover, the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV reported that pro-Hadi forces conducted two attacks on the Houthis’ positions in Mocha district of Tazi province. According to the source, six fighters of the Houthis including two commanders “Abu Abdullah” and “Abu Auja’a” were killed in the attacks.
The new attacks of pro-Hadi forces in southwestern Yemen are likely aimed at breaking the Houthis siege on the Saudi-led coalition forces south of the city of al-Hudaydah.
In northern Yemen, pro-Hadi forces, supported by Saudi-led coalition warplanes, clashed with the Houthis on several fronts northeast and east of Saada province, according to the al-Arabiya. The source said that 40 Houthi fighters were killed and 7 vehicles were destroyed during the clashes.
Earlier, the Houthis media wing announced that Houthi fighters conducted a series of hit and run attacks against the Saudi-led coalition and pro-Hadi forces in northern and western Yemen. Dozens of pro-Hadi fighters were killed in the attacks.