Yemen army makes strategic advances in western Taiz

  • Large fields of landmines and improvised explosive devices planted were found in the area
  • The fighting resulted in heavy casualties among the militia

The Arab coalition-back army forces in Yemen made new progress towards the town of Al-Barah, west of Taiz province, following fierce fighting against the Iranian-backed Houthi militia.

A Yemeni military source said that the progress was made following an attack by the army on the positions of the militia stationed north of Khalid bin Waleed military camp towards the city of Al-Barah.

The source added that the advance of the army was supported by the fighter jets and Apache aircrafts, adding that the fighting is still at its strongest amid the progress.

Meanwhile it was reported that large fields of landmines and improvised explosive devices planted were found in the area.

The fighting resulted in heavy casualties among the militia and the destruction of a number of its combat equipment.

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