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18 July 2024

Yemeni resistance repels major Houthi attack in Taiz

By Staff

Yemen’s national army and resistance repulsed a major offensive launched by the Iranian-backed Houthis and their allies in the Southwestern town of Taiz as the coup rebels tried to block relief aid being smuggled into the besieged city.

Military sources said heavy fighting erupted South of Taiz, during which 19 coup insurgents were killed and 27 wounded, adding that the national forces seized a large quantity of weapons left by the rebels after they retreated.

“The Houthis and their allies launched a major offensive near the Southern entrance of Taiz to block aid into the city but they were repelled by the army backed by the national resistance,” a source said, quoted by Yemen’s Marib Press network.

The sources said the insurgents were forced to retreat to their positions after suffering large losses in men and equipment.

On another front, the army and resistance fighters attacked rebel positions in West Taiz on Fridayand seized new areas, including Issa Valley and Ameen hill.

The report said six resistance fighters were killed and 29 wounded during fighting on both frontson Thursday night and Friday.