West Coast: Joint Forces Advance in Houthi Areas

Reports

Sat, 20-11-2021 09:53 PM, Aden

Hodeidah (South24) 

The Joint Forces managed on Friday evening and at dawn on Saturday to control the strategic Al-Adeen triangle north of Hays district in Hodeidah governorate in North Yemen which links the district to Ibb governorate and Al-Jarrahi district.

The Joint Forces advanced towards Al-Barah, the center of the Maqbana district, west of Taiz governorate, North Yemen, after taking control of the strategic Al-Aaraf mountains.

These developments come in conjunction with the Saudi-led Coalition's air strikes against Houthi-controlled sites, which were officially announced for the first time since the Stockholm Agreement, in which dozens of Houthis were killed and wounded.

"We support operations carried out by the Yemeni forces along the West Coast in areas beyond the regions of the Stockholm Agreement," the Coalition said.

The Joint Forces media said on Saturday that the progress north of Hays has been continuing since the morning, resulting in the liberation of large areas in the district.

Earlier today, the Coalition forces carried out 15 air strikes in Marib and Al-Bayda governorates during the past 24 hours, in which more than 70 Houthis were killed, according to Saudi media.

The Coalition also announced today the implementation of 19 operations against the Houthis on the West Coast "to support the coastal forces and protect civilians," targeting a command and control center and a site for storing and controlling drones.

The Joint Forces include the Southern Giants Forces, the National Resistance Forces led by the former president nephew, Tariq Saleh, and the Tuhami Resistance Forces.

Last week, the Joint Forces announced their redeployment in Hodeidah and withdrew from several locations where they had been stationed since 2018. 

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Photo: Joint Forces during the battles of Hays District, Friday, November 19, 2021 (Giants Forces media)

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