Yemeni Army, Popular Forces Seize Back Strategic Region in Aden

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SHAFAQNA – Ansarullah Movement’s Spokesman Mohammad Abdel Salam announced on Wednesday that the Yemeni army and popular forces have won back control over a strategic region in the city of Aden in Southern Yemen.

“The army and popular committees affiliated to Ansarullah movement took back al-Tawahi region from Al-Qaeda and pro-Hadi forces.

Meantime, the Yemeni military sources announced that General Ali Naser Hadi, a senior commander of the forces loyal to the fugitive president, Mansour Hadi, was killed by snipers in Aden on Wednesday.

Earlier today, a Yemeni security official, requesting anonymity, said that General Ali Naser Hadi was killed early Wednesday while advising al-Qaeda terrorists and pro-Hadi militias to confront revolutionaries in al-Tawahi district in Southern Yemen.

The source added that the popular fighters along with army units stormed the al-Qaeda hideouts in Aden from different directions late on Tuesday and early Wednesday and killed large groups of them, including the general.

It added that scores of militias fled the battlefield after the Yemeni troops claimed the life of Naser Hadi.

Also on Monday, the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists and pro-Hadi militias sustained a heavy toll in Aden, as the Ansarullah fighters and army troops struck a major blow at them in a series of surprise attacks.

The Ansarullah forces stormed the hideouts of the Riyadh-backed militants in the areas of Dar Sa’ad, al-Bariqe and al-Tawahi, killing and injuring large groups of them.

The Yemeni troops also destroyed several vehicles belonging to the terrorists and seized a huge cache of Saudi weapons from them.

The Ansarullah fighters and army troops have made major advances in their fight against the al-Qaeda terrorists and forces loyal to fugitive President Mansour Hadi across Yemen in recent weeks.

The clashes between the Ansarullah fighters and the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists as well as the pro-Hadi militias continue in the Southern parts of the country as Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 42 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

On April 21, Saudi Arabia declared end to Yemen airstrikes after weeks of bombings, but airstrikes are still underway.

 

Sources – FNA

 

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