Yemen's Houthis declare their full control of Al-Jawf for 2nd time in less than 2 months

Al-Jawf (Debriefer)
2020-04-30 | Since 2 Week

Brigadier General Yahya Saree

The Ansar Allah group (Houthis) announced Wednesday evening the end of the operation "so it was possible for them" through its control of the remaining 95% of Al-Jawf governorate.

The military spokesman of the Houthis, Yahya Sari, said, "The last stage of the operation (They able to be fighted" ) included the clearing of the Al-Labinat camp, Al-Aqsha'a, and Khusaf, and the surrounding areas in Al-Marzeeq and Al-Mahashima in Al-Jawf, which resulted in approximately 1,200 mercenary deaths."

According to the Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV, Saree said that the area recently seized by his group amounted to 3,500 square kilometers, that is, the entire desert of Al-Hazm in addition to the areas of Khob Washa'af.

Saree pointed out that "Al-Jawf Desert formed the most important den of the so-called" Al Qaeda "and" ISIS "supported by the United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Saree said that the importance of the Al-Labinat camp is that it is the last stronghold for the forces of the Yemeni internationally recognized government, in the Al-Jawf border governorate with Saudi Arabia.

He pointed out that the Al-Labinat camp is also a key to the governorate of Marib, in the northeast of Yemen.

The Houthi military spokesman accused the government forces of escalating greatly in Marib during the past period, stressing that his group's fighters had defied those forces.

He added that his group has "strategic options that will make the enemy regret its escalation," affirming, "They must bear the consequences."

The Houthi group had announced in early March its control of most districts of Al-Jawf, but government forces had managed to retake some important sites and camps about a month ago.

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